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668 Luquetia lobella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Luquetia lobella (Adult)

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Newbury, Berkshire

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Newbury, Berkshire

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668 Luquetia lobella

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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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