Main: (Depressariidae / Depressariinae)
32.042 [B&F: 0676] Depressaria pulcherrimella Stainton, 1849


Local in flower meadows and chalk grassland in Britain, from Kent to Cornwall along the south coast and less frequently in the Midlands, Wales and northern England; more frequent throughout most of Scotland; also in western Ireland (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are sparse records from all three vice-counties, though no recent ones from the Island. Wingspan 15-19 mm. Can usually be separated from D. douglasella by the angle made by the pale fascia on the forewing which is obtusely angled in the latter and forms a right-angle in D. pulcherrimella. Larva feeds within flowers and seedheads of Pignut, Burnet-saxifrage and Wild Carrot.

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
Martin Down NNR (SU01)24-Aug-1990-Nash, S-
VC10 Isle of Wight
Sandown (SZ58)1893-IWNHSAdult
Sandown (SZ58)06/08/1896-Prout, LBAdult
Sandown (SZ58)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Sandown (SZ58)20-Jul-1900-Prout, LBAdult
Sandown (SZ58)1710-Prout, LBAdult
Brading Down (SZ58)11-Jun-1981twoLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Emmet, AM; Agassiz, DJLLarval
VC11 South Hampshire
Portsdown (SU60)05-Jun-1980-Langmaid, JohnLarval
Teg Down, Winchester (SU42)08-Jun-1980-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Portsdown (SU60)20-Jun-1981oneLangmaid, JohnLarval
Portsdown (SU60)09-Jul-1987twoLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Wickham Common (SU51)28-Jun-2003oneDickson, RichardAdult
Portchester Common SSSI (SU60)13-Aug-2004oneDickson, RichardAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)13-Apr-2013oneElliott, Brian Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Leckford Estate (SU33)07-Jun-1980-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Cholderton (SU24)27-Aug-2016oneNorriss, Tim, Lynn Fomison, Henry EdmundsAdult

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