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Anania lancealis
Long-winged Pearl ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crambidae: Pyraustinae
1377 / 63.017
Photo © Mark Marshall,  24th June, 2020

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Mother of Pearl
Patania ruralis
Wingspan: 26-34 mm.
Flight: June and July.
Foodplant:   Hemp agrimony.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A species of rather open and marshy woodland where its foodplant grows but also in more open country. The larvae live in a leaf with folded down margins and feeds on leaves, flowers and seed heads. The adults fly at night and come to light.

Recorded in 39 (28%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2020236SO47 - Leintwardine/Mortimer Forest
25/06/2020136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
24/06/2020136SO36 - Titley & Birtley
23/06/2020136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
15/06/2020836SO63 - Much Marcle & Aylton
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