Main: (Noctuidae / Heliothinae)
73.077 [B&F: 2398] Pease Blossom (Periphanes delphinii) (Linnaeus, 1758)


Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from southern Europe, appearing on the south coast, with a number of records from the 19th Century, but none since, known to have declined throughout its range, but also of great allure to collectors and perhaps never reliably recorded. In Hampshire there is just a single record of one near Petersfield in 1890. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 32-36 mm. Larva feeds on Monk's-hood, over-wintering as a pupa; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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