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2277 Scarce Merveille du Jour, Moma alpium (Osbeck, 1778)

Status and ecology:

National Status: RDB3

A resident species, often fairly common and sometimes common at mv light in deciduous woods. Very local, distinctly episodic in numbers and missing from central areas of the county for many years. Numbers are increasing though. A single brooded species, mainly flying from late May to mid July. The larvae feed on (pedunculate) oak, sweet chestnut and probably turkey oak. (Pratt, 2011)

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Brede High Woods , 26 vi 2015 Photo: Roger Chisholm-Batten

Moma alpium (Osbeck, 1778)

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