Diplopseustis perieresalis
Diplopseustis perieresalis
Adult • Exeter, Devon • © Graham & Jean Jarvis

63.042 BF1397a

Diplopseustis perieresalis

(Walker, 1859)

The first record of this species in Britain was in October 2001 on Tresco, Isles of Scilly. The photograph depicts only the second British record, and the first for mainland Britain, taken at light on 5 November 2007 at Exeter, Devon.

The species has been found in several places around southern Europe, and a number have been taken on the Canary Islands, suggesting a possible source for the British records.

The moth is known from the far East and Australia, and the larval foodplants are thought to be Carex species.
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