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2470 Small Purple-barred, Phytometra viridaria (Clerck, 1759)

Status and ecology:

A declining resident species usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of open habitats but is occasionally fairly common or even common by day in a few places on the Downs. Widespread but missing from large areas including the whole of the far east. Single-brooded flying mainly from the second week of May to early August. Larvae feed on milkwort. (Pratt, 2011)

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Lindfield, 17 vii 2014 Photo: Bob Foreman

Phytometra viridaria (Clerck, 1759)

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