The Passenger Dysgonia algira
The Passenger Dysgonia algira
Larva • S.W. France • © Graham Wenman

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The Passenger Dysgonia algira

(Linnaeus, 1767)

Wingspan 40-46 mm.

This is a continental species, occurring in southern Europe and Africa.

In Britain it is a rare vagrant, and has only been recorded on a small number of occasions, all in the southern counties, usually with no more than one or two in a year, although there were 12 records in 2006.

Abroad, it has two generations, flying in May and June and again in July and August, and is attracted to light.

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