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1405 Mother of Pearl, Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

Resident. Often fairly common to common at light in gardens. Probably generally distributed. Generally single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to mid September. Partial second generations are occasionally recorded in October. Larvae feed on stinging nettle. (Pratt, 2011).

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Climping, 25 vii 2008 Photo: Matthew Sennitt

Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)

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