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668 Luquetia lobella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Using datasets:
Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
North Merseyside Insects (unverified): Merseyside BioBank
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
GiGL professional survey records (Last 10 years): Greenspace Information for Greater London
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Sussex Moth data for 2011 and 2012 DEFRA FUNDED: Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership

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Luquetia lobella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 19 mm.

Distributed in the southern part of England, this species occupies a range of woodland and scrubland habitats.

The nocturnal adults are on the wing during June.

The larvae feed on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) during autumn and pupate in a silken cocoon amongst leaf-litter. The winter is spent as a pupa.

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