Main: (Crambidae / Spilomelinae)
63.046 [B&F: 1403a] Duponchelia fovealis Zeller, 1847


Suspected rare immigrant, or perhaps accidentally imported, from southern Europe and most frequently recorded in houses, garden centres, nurseries and glass houses. In Hampshire first recorded in 1999, with recent years seeing scattered records across the county, and two from the Isle of Wight. Despite the first report being at MV light, half the twenty or so county records since have been indoors, indicating that the majority, if not all, records are likely to originate from imported plant material. Wingspan 19-21 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on house plants, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, occurrence should be reported to MAFF Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate, no evidence of breeding in the UK. There is an article in Atropos 10: April 2000 giving details of the damage to horticultural crops that it can cause in nurseries and glasshouses.

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Ventnor (SZ57)23-Jun-2000oneCramp, PJAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)01-Sep-2014oneHalsey, JAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)25-Jul-2017onePlummer, SAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)28-Aug-2017oneHalsey, JAdult
Cranmore (SZ38)28-Nov-2018oneHicks, CAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southsea (SZ69)03-Sep-1999oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Pennington (SZ39)05-Sep-2005oneCoomber, RAdult
Pennington (SZ39)12-Sep-2005oneCoomber, RAdult
Bartley Heath (SU31)24-Feb-2006oneBailey, G; Green, RAdult
Southsea (SZ69)06-Sep-2006oneLangmaid, JRAdult
South Brockenhurst (SU20)01-Jul-2009oneWynn, RBAdult
Bournemouth (SZ19)20-Jul-2010oneEvans, DAdult
Stubbington (SU50)26-Jul-2010oneHoughton, DAdult
Bournemouth (SZ19)27-Jul-2010oneEvans, DAdult
Sholing (SU41)01-Sep-2012oneCollins, AAdult
Bournemouth (SZ19)18-Oct-2012oneEvans, DAdult
Southsea (SZ69)10-Jul-2013oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)23-Aug-2013oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Funtley (SU50)20-May-2014oneOpie, MAdult
Clanfield (SU71)12-Mar-2017one-Adult
Southsea (SZ69)25-Aug-2017oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)20-Jul-2018oneGoodridge, JAdult
Southsea (SZ69)28-Jul-2018oneGoodridge, JAdult
Southsea (SZ69)04-Aug-2018twoGoodridge, JAdult
Southsea (SZ69)23-Aug-2019oneLangmaid, JRAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Lower Froyle (SU74)05-Nov-2004oneClark, S&BAdult
Cholderton Lodge (SU24)10-Mar-2013oneEdmunds, HAdult
Sherborne St John (SU65)11-Sep-2013oneMoore, KAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)29-Jan-2014oneDuffy, MAdult
Cheriton (SU52)30-Oct-2017oneShute, DAdult
Andover (SU34)29-Jun-2019oneNorriss, TJAdult

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