63.046 .... B&F 1403a
Duponchelia fovealis (Zeller, 1847)
Status .....An adventive species with relatively few UK records. Although a migrant species, most records of Duponchelia fovealis in the UK are the result of accidental importation on cut flowers or house plants from southern Europe. This moth was found freshly emerged on the skirting board of a room in a Mansfield nursing home and was the first ever record for Nottinghamshire, almost certainly originating as a larva brought in on a bunch of cut flowers, that had been in the room for three weeks. There have since been records of singles at Misterton and Market Warsop.
Photographed at Market Warsop on September 1st 2018
Photographed at Mansfield on October 14th 2011
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Duponchelia fovealis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Phil Lee (via Dave Budworth). Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2022

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