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1323 (Waste Grass-veneer), Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

A resident that generally occurs singly or sparingly in a wide variety of dry grassy habitats, especially on vegetated shingle beaches, sand-dunes and near downland within a few miles of the coast. It is sometimes common near Rye. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of July to the third week of August, occasionally from late June or to early September. The larval foodplant is unknown in Sussex but is unspecified grasses elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

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Etchingham, 07 ix 2016 Photo: Caroline Moore

Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796)

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