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1510 (Thyme Plume), Merrifieldia leucodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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National Status: Local

A resident that is in danger of extinction. It generally occurs on chalk, but is very local and distinctly episodic in appearance. It is single-brooded, flying from mid June to mid July, occasionally from early June. The larval foodplant has yet to be determined in Sussex although wild thyme has been listed elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

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High and Over, 29 vi 2014 Photo: Bob Eade

Merrifieldia leucodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Distribution map for Merrifieldia leucodactyla

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Phenology chart for Merrifieldia leucodactyla

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