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748 Ptocheuusa paupella

(Zeller, 1847)

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Using datasets:
Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
BRERC April 2013: Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
Hatfield Forest species data held by The National Trust.: National Trust
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by species group: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID): Natural Resources Wales
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental 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

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35.061 BF748
Ptocheuusa paupella

(Zeller, 1847)

Wingspan 10-12 mm.

A small but rather attractive species, having a buff ground colour streaked whitish and with darker speckling.

Its distribution covers the southern half of England, with the odd record further north. It frequents generally damper habitats, and flies during June and again in August and September.

The larvae feed in the seedheads of a number of plants, most notably common fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) and golden samphire (Inula crithmoides).

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