Main: (Pyralidae / Galleriinae)
62.002 [B&F: 1429] Aphomia zelleri (Joannis, 1932)


Nationally scarce (Na) on sand-dunes and other dry sandy areas in parts of south-eastern England and East Anglia, predominantly coastal. Recorded for the first, and so far only, time in Hampshire at Southsea in 2010. On the Isle of Wight, recorded in the past from St Helens, but not since 1909. Wingspan 20-37 mm. Narrower-winged than female Bee Moth Aphomia sociella, less brown, cross-lines less well-defined, discal spots less black and more even in size, and hindwing paler and more glossy; in female Stored Nut Moth Paralipsa gularis, which is smaller, first cross-line is defined and discal spot larger and more intense than corresponding spot in M. zelleri [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses, living within a silken tube or tent, buried in sand.

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
St Helens (SZ68)1856-IWNHSAdult
Totland (SZ38)03-Jul-2015oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
St Helens (SZ68)3501-Prout, LBAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southsea (SZ69)21-Jul-2010oneLangmaid, JRAdult

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