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1387 Nascia cilialis

(Hübner, 1796)

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Nascia cilialis (Adult)

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Alençon Orne, France

(Photo © Nicole Lepertel)

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Alençon Orne, France

(Photo © Nicole Lepertel)

1387 Nascia cilialis

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1387 Nascia cilialis

(Hübner, 1796)

Wingspan 24-27 mm.

A scarce species, occurring in the fenland habitats of east and central southern England, where it can however be locally common.

The adult is quite distinctive, having darker veins on a rufous ground colour. It flies during June and July and is attracted to light.

The larvae feed on greater pond sedge (Carex riparia) and sometimes other sedges.

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