Blastobasis vittata
Blastobasis vittata
Adult • Lindfield, W. Sussex • © Bob Foreman

41.004 BF873a

Blastobasis vittata

(Wollaston, 1858)

[Synonyms: lignea]

The individual illustrated depicts the first British record of this species, attracted to light in a Lindfield, West Sussex garden on 15 June 2008.

Since then there have been a couple more records, from West Sussex and Hampshire, and is suspected, rather like other Blastobasis species, to be a possible adventive colonist.

The species is native to Maderia, along with other Blastobasis species such as 873 B. adustella and 874 B. lacticolella.

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