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1959 Sloe Carpet, Aleucis distinctata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)

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National Status: Nb

A National Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species. This moth is a resident species in danger of extinction in West Sussex; extinct in East Sussex since 1930. It usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light, but it is occasionally fairly common near hedgerows, in bushy places, and in woodland glades and rides; larvae are sometimes common. Extremely local, distinctly irregular in numbers, and entirely restricted to the extreme north-west of the county for many years. This species is single-brooded occurring mainly from late March to late April, sometimes from early March or to the third week of May, the time being unusually dependent upon prevailing weather. Larvae feed on sloe. (Pratt, 2011)

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Wisborough Green, 15 iv 2015 Photo: Dave and Pen Green

Aleucis distinctata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)

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