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Sitochroa palealis
Sulphur Pearl ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crambidae: Pyraustinae
1370 / 63.014
Photo © Bill Urwin

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Similar Species: None
Wingspan: 26-32 mm.
Flight: June and July.
Foodplant:   Wild carrot.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Resident and migrant.
Grassland habitats.

Barret [ VCH 1901] "Spilodes palealis, Sch. In the year 1875 this species was obtained at Croxton, Thetfard, Booton, and Barton Bendish, confirming the records of Curtis, Stephens and Wood of its presence in the county ; so far asi I know none have been observed since ; and the species has become very scarce in the British Isles"

Recorded in 33 (45%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 10 Records
18/07/2022128TF70Cockley Cley
16/07/2022+28TL79Cranwich Heath
08/07/2021127TM18New Buckenham
12/08/2020127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
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