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63.087 [B&F: 1299] Crambus hamella (Thunberg, 1788)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) on dry heathland, in England and southern Scotland. In Hampshire locally common in the New Forest and in similar habitat in the north-east, but extremely scarce elsewhere in the county. Recorded for the first time on the Isle of Wight in 2016, when two were reported on the same night from the west of the island on 24 August, most likely having made the short hop across the Solent from the New Forest. Wingspan 24-27 mm. The characteristically shaped longitudinal stria precludes confusion with any other species [Goater]. Larva feeds on Wavy Hair-grass.

Updated August 2019: New for Isle of Wight

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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