Crambidae : Pyraustinae
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Anania lancealis
Long-winged Pearl

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1377 / 63.017
=Perinephela lancealis

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)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 26-34 mm.
Flight: June and July.
Foodplant:   Hemp agrimony.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
25/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
24/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
23/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
15/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
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