Main: (Pyralidae / Phycitinae)
62.056 [B&F: 1482] Homoeosoma nimbella (Duponchel, 1837)


Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in rough meadows and waste ground in parts of southern England, but distribution very imperfectly known in Britain. From the Isle of Wight there are a number of old records, but these are vague and on the mainland, known only from Hengistbury Head (in the political county of Dorset). Wingspan 16-21 mm. The least well understood of the British members of the group, and evidently confused in the past with P. saxicola in particular [Goater]. Larva feeds within flowerheads of Yarrow, Common Ragwort and Yellow Chamomile.

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Sandown (SZ58)1893-Prout, LBAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1926-Waters, EGRAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Hengistbury Head (SZ19)30-Jun-2001fourJeffes, Mike Adult
Hengistbury Head (SZ19)29-Jun-201314Jeffes, Mike Adult

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