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750a (Silvery Neb), Psamathocrita argentella Pierce & Metcalfe, 1942

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National Status: pRDB2

This Red data Book Class 2 insect was first discovered in UK 1939 in a salt marsh near Southampton, Hampshire. First Sussex record, a single specimen netted during the day in sand dunes at Climping Gap late June 1992. Species found 'locally common' and associated with sea couch at Thorney Island early July 2000. After that, both an adult and a larvae feeding on sea couch was encountered on a shingle spit at Pagham Harbour on 31st July 2001. (Pratt, 2011).

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Bracklesham, 05 v 2016 Photo: Derek Lee

Psamathocrita argentella Pierce & Metcalfe, 1942

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