Psammotis pulveralis
Psammotis pulveralis
Adult • Maenporth, Cornwall • ©

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Psammotis pulveralis

(Hübner, 1796)


Wingspan c.24 mm.

A rare migrant species that has in the past become a transitory resident, although not since 1869. Nowadays it is just a very occasional visitor, usually to south or south-eastern coastal localities.

The species occurs in Europe, where it inhabits damp marshy habitats, and flies in two generations - June/July and August/September.

The larval foodplants abroad are mint (Mentha) and gypsywort (Lycopus).
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