Main: (Erebidae / Toxocampinae)
72.065 [B&F: 2296] Levant Blackneck (Tathorhynchus exsiccata) (Lederer, 1855)

 

Rare immigrant from the Canary Islands and North Africa, appearing on the south coast, generally in early spring. In Hampshire there are three records of four individuals, all from North Hampshire, and not since 1967. The first and to date (2019) only record from the Isle of Wight was on the unusual date of 21 April 2017. Wingspan 30-32 mm. Possible confusion species include certain forms of Silky Wainscot Chilodes maritimus. Larva feeds on Lucerne and other Leguminosae; no evidence of breeding in the UK.
Update: Status review, December 2019.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)21-Apr-2017onePlummer, Stephen Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Farringdon (SU73)20-Mar-1952oneRobinson, HSAdult
Martyr Worthy (SU53)02-Feb-1967twoFfennell, DWHAdult
Martyr Worthy (SU53)03-Feb-1967oneFfennell, DWHAdult

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