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49.019 [B&F: 0984] Choristoneura lafauryana (Ragonot, 1875)


Extinct in the British Isles, formerly on boggy heathland near King's Lynn, Norfolk. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 18-22 mm, female 20-24 mm. The male of this species may be confused with well-marked forms of the male of Sparganothis pilleriana, and the almost unicolorous fuscous-brown form of the female with similar dark females of that species; the exceptionally long labial palpi of S. pilleriana readily separate the two species [Bradley]. Larva feeds on Bog-myrtle, living between leaves and shoots spun together with silk, over-wintering as a small larva.

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