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73.335 [B&F: 2124] Fen Square-spot (Diarsia florida) (Schmidt, 1859)


Local in bogs and fens, in northern England and Scotland. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-38 mm. This species, if species it is, was introduced to the British list in 1950. It has always been confused with Small Square-spot D. rubi and no constant diagnostic character has been revealed for separating it. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Dandelion, Foxglove, Dock and Heather.

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