Symmoca signatella
Symmoca signatella
Adult • Gastes France • © Donald Hobern

27.004 BF872

Symmoca signatella

Herrich-Schäffer, 1854

Wingspan 12-15 mm.

A species normally encountered in Continental Europe and North America, there have been two records in the British Isles, one near London docks, and another in Leicestershire. These are presumed to be accidental imports.

Abroad, the species flies during late summer and autumn, and the larvae are believed to feed on dried vegetable matter.
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