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1511 Merrifieldia tridactyla

(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Using datasets:
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
NE Scotland butterfly and moth records 1800-2010: North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
Lepidoptera species distribution dataset from 1981 to 2008 for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Merrifieldia tridactyla

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan c. 20mm.

This rather rare and local species is found mainly in the south-western counties and the Burren region of southern Ireland.

Flying mainly in June and July, it inhabits chalky or limestone districts.

The larvae feed on a number of species of wild thyme (Thymus spp.).

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