Appendix A: (Nolidae / Chloephorinae)
74.0123 [B&F: 2424a] Grey Square (Pardasena virgulana) (Mabille, 1880)


Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in okra from Africa, recorded for the first time in Britain at Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex in September 1992, with no further records to date. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 23-29 mm. Main confusion species is Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana, but forewing broader and leading edge curved, not concave. Larva feeds on Okra and Leguminosae, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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