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Species Account for Sitochroa palealis

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Sitochroa palealis  ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 63.014
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Lepidoptera: micromoths: Crambidae

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Taxonomic group: micro moths (Lepidoptera: micromoths) - County data

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Verification Grade: Adult:
Adult: Distinctive

Records: 160
First Record: 1974
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 31
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 32

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Species text
Sitochroa palealis has been widely recorded over southern Britain from East Kent to Cornwall north to Lancashire and North-east Yorkshire, and has also been found in parts of Wales. The moth is an immigrant to Great Britain and in places temporary colonies have become established. On a number of sites in southern England the species has been regularly recorded over several years indicating long term establishment, and this has certainly occurred in south Essex near the Thames over the past decade or more. This species frequents grassland on light soils and grassy cliff-tops and has also been found on vegetated shingle. The larva inhabits a tubular silken web in the seed-head of wild carrot Daucus carota, and can be found between June and September. Hibernation takes place in a tough, subterranean cocoon in which pupation occurs in spring. It is not known if this species is currently breeding on any SSSIs and NNRs (Parsons, 1993). References

Species text last edited on Mon Nov 15th 2010 by user 169


Broad Habitat Data (based on 23 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 160 records with habitat detail and method information)

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