The Moths of Suffolk
477 Phaulernis dentella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June

Larval foodplants : Umbelliferae - Rough Chervil (Chaerophyllum temulentum), Burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga) and Ground-elder (Aegopodium podagraria)

Records : Waldringfield (A P Waller, 10.vi.1940)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Aston's Additions : Canon Waller found it common on flowers of chervil in a Waldringfield orchard from 10-20.vi.1940 (Trans. S. N. S., Vol. IV, pt. III, p. 268). An expected addition.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPhaulernis fulviguttella

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