Beautiful Gothic Leucochlaena oditis: Distribution map

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Beautiful Gothic Leucochlaena oditis

(Hübner, [1822])


Wingspan 28-36 mm.

An extremely local species, occurring only on parts of the south coast of England from the Isle of Wight westwards to Cornwall.

It inhabits sea-cliffs and sand hills, and flies in September and October, occasionally as early as August.

The larvae feed nocturnally on various grasses.
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