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63.097 [B&F: 1311] Catoptria osthelderi (Lattin, 1950)


Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from eastern Europe. Recorded just once in Britain, a female to light at Bexley Heath, Kent, on 29 July 1962. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 22-29 mm. Can be separated from C. permutatella and C. speculalis, only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on various mosses, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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