Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.205 [B&F: 2239] Nonconformist (Lithophane lamda) (Fabricius, 1787)


Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in south-eastern England, where recorded on a number of occasions in the 19th Century, mostly in Kent. The most recent records are of single captures at ivy-blossom in a locality near Cambridge in early October 1920 and 1938. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 40-46 mm. The most likely confusion species is Conformist L. furcifera, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Bog-myrtle, Bilberry and Creeping Willow, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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