Neofriseria peliella - Distribution map

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35.087 BF798

Neofriseria peliella

(Treitschke, 1835)

Wingspan 13-16 mm.

Virtually identical to the closely related N. singula from which it is best separated by locating the larva (see below). The moth is restricted to a few sites in Kent and, recently, at a single site in Middlesex.

The larva of both species feed on sheeps sorrel (Rumex acetosella) in May and early June in a silk tube at the base of the stem. The larva of N. peliella is chocolate-brown and that of N. singula pale dull green - both have black heads.

Adults fly during July and come to light.

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