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63.045 [B&F: 1401] Mung Moth (Maruca vitrata) (Fabricius, 1787)


Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records). Most of the inland records probably refer to adventives, however several coastal records including those at Mawnan Smith, Cornwall on 15/16 August 1983, one at Swanage, Dorset in 1991 and one at Bradwell-on-Sea on 12 August 2004 probably relate to primary immigration [Goater]. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 28-34 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various Leguminosae, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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