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1491 (Breckland Plume), Oxyptilus distans (Zeller, 1847)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

A resident and suspected immigrant that is a Nationally Notable Class B moth. In East Sussex the moth usually occurs singly over a large area at Rye but is very rare in West Sussex. It is double or triple-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early October. The larvae feed on smooth hawk's-beard. (Pratt, 2011).

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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, 03 viii 2015 Photo: Chris Bentley

Oxyptilus distans (Zeller, 1847)

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Distribution map for Oxyptilus distans

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