Crambidae : Scopariinae
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Eudonia lacustrata

(Panzer, 1804)1338 / 63.067
=Dipleurina lacustrata

A common species of woods, parks and gardens. Rests by day on tree trunks, walls etc and later comes readily to light.

Note similar to Eudonia mercurella but that species has a slightly narrower and more pointed forewing. The pale sub-terrminal line of mercurella is usually entire. E. lacustrata sometimes has a hint of yellowish-brown and is often quite whitish. E. mercurella rarely, if ever shows a brownish tinge.

Recorded in 113 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1872.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 15-20 mm.
Flight: June and August
Foodplant:   Mosses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
19/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ33
13/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
13/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
13/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO57
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