Hodebertia testalis
Hodebertia testalis
Adult • Isles of Scilly, Cornwall • © Tony Davison

63.049 BF1408a
Hodebertia testalis

(Fabricius, 1794)

This species has been found only once in the British Isles, on the Isles of Scilly on 17 October 2006.

The photos show the individual concerned. It is a close relative of, and somewhat resembles Palpita vitrealis, but has a more buffish ground colour and exhibits fine, slightly darker cross-lines.

It is a tropical species, ranging north to parts of Europe on occasion.

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