Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.185 [B&F: 2141] Pale Stigma (Mesogona acetosellae) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from southern Europe, appearing on the south coast of England, recorded once at sugar at Arlington, Sussex on 26 October 1895, a time of much migrant activity, with no further records to date. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 36-46 mm. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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