The Moths of Suffolk
1402 Diasemia reticularis, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Migrant

Local Status : Rare migrant (SMP Status 4)

Larval foodplants : possibly Oxtongue (Picris)

Morley's Final Catalogue : No explanation or confirmation has been later forthcoming of the Revd. Harpur Crewe's capture of one specimen of this local south-west English species at Stowmarket about 1860.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPyrausta nigrata
Pyrausta cingulata
Diasemiopsis ramburialis
Spoladea recurvalis

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Las Descargues, France. (ix.2006) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Las Descargues, France (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman