Musotima nitidalis
Musotima nitidalis
Ex. Larva, Dorset • © Bob Heckford

63.1181 BF1355a

Musotima nitidalis

(Walker, [1866])


This species was first found in Dorset in 2009, and since then there have been quite a number of records scattered in the southern counties between Dorset and Essex. Some locations have had multiple occurrences suggesting that it may now be resident in these areas.

It is native to Australia and New Zealand and is suspected to have originally been imported with tree ferns.
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