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1672 Sussex Emerald, Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)

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National Status: RDB1

Rare immigrant and temporary resident. Presumed extinct in East Sussex since 1956 and never detected in West Sussex. Was only ever found with half a mile of the seashore between Beachy Head and the River Rother. Single-brooded, flying between mid July and early August. Larvae never discovered in Sussex but in Kent yarrow, gorse, wild carrot and to a lesser extent, ragwort are used. (Pratt, 2011)

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reared from Dungeness stock
Dungeness, 1994 Photo: Roy Leverton

Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)

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