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2054 Crimson Speckled, Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

This immigrant moth is rare in both vice-counties, and only recently detected in 1980, 1992 and 2006. Distinctively episodic in appearance and generally found within about seven miles of the coast. The moth arrives in two main waves. The first landings usually take place from early May to early June but arrive much more frequently between late August and late October. Adults have also been seen intermittently between those periods. The larval foodplants are not known in the wild. (Pratt, 2011)

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Shoreham by sea, 08 x 2013 Photo: Claire Coyne

Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758)

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