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866 (Gorse Crest), Brachmia blandella (Fabricius, 1798)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

Resident. Often fairly common at mv light in the west but much less so in the eastern vice-county and missing from central areas. Double brooded, flying mainly from early July to early August and again in the second half of September. Elsewhere, larvae feed on gorse (Pratt, 2011).

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Findon Valley, 29 vii 2011 Photo: Mike Snelling

Brachmia blandella (Fabricius, 1798)

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