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1465 Nephopterix angustella

(Hübner, 1796)

Adult
Nephopterix angustella (Adult)

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Puddletown, Dorset

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Puddletown, Dorset

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1465 Nephopterix angustella

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1465 Nephopterix angustella

(Hübner, 1796)

Wingspan 20-25 mm.

A distinctive species which has a noticeable blackish patch of raised scale-tufts at about one-third distance from the head.

It is distributed mainly in southern England, occupying hedgrerows and scrubby places, and has two generations, flying in June and July and again in September and October.

The larvae feed internally in the berries of spindle (Euonymus europaeus).

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