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1438 Trachycera suavella

(Zincken, 1818)

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Using datasets:
Surrey Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves - Tranche 1 Species Records: Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre
Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
BRERC April 2013: Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
GiGL professional survey records (Last 10 years): Greenspace Information for Greater London
Herefordshire Biological Records Centre Species Records: Herefordshire Biological Records Centre
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by species group: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Rotherham Biological Records Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups: Rotherham Biological Records Centre
North Merseyside Insects (unverified): Merseyside BioBank
Wiltshire & Swindon Site-based Survey Records: Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Dorset SSSI Species Records 1952 - 2004 (Natural England): Dorset Environmental Records Centre
RHS monitoring of native and naturalised plants and animals at its gardens and surrounding areas: Royal Horticultural Society
Tullie House Museum Natural History Collections: Tullie House Museum
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. Lepidoptera Observation Records. Pre-2010 for Cumbria : Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
Lepidoptera Records up to April 2010: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Sussex Moth data for 2011 and 2012 DEFRA FUNDED: Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
Chippenham Fen Moth surveillance project: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre

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1438 Trachycera suavella

(Zincken, 1818)

Wingspan 22-24 mm.

The largest of the British Trachycera species, and rather dark, being mostly reddish-purple with two indistinct pale cross-lines and a whitish suffusion near the leading edge of the forewing.

It is a local species occurring in the southern English counties, being found on the wing during July and August.

Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) is the preferred foodplant, the larvae constructing an untidy silken gallery amongst the leaves.

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