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1399 (Long-legged China-mark), Dolicharthria punctalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

A resident species, usually occurring singly or sparingly, but sometimes quite common at mv lights near chalk cliffs, and on vegetated shingle beaches; occasional singletons penetrate up to five miles inland. Very local with breeding probably confined to within half a mile of the seashore. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to early August. Larvae feed on dead vegetation. (Pratt, 2011).

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Rye Harbour LNR, 30 vii 2007 Photo: Chris Bentley

Dolicharthria punctalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Distribution map for Dolicharthria punctalis

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