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Dasystoma salicella
Spring Tubic

(Hübner, 1796)665 / 29.003

Morley’s Final Catalogue: One male captured at Lowestoft on 27 March 1935 (Goddard Proc. SNS. iii, p. lxii); doubtless overlooked.

Recent Status: A rare species with a very few recent records.

Life Style: A single brooded species. The males fly in mid-day sunshine during March and April. The females have much reduced wings. The larvae feed on a very wide range of herbaceous and woody plants

Identification: Smaller and browner than the related Diurnea fagella that flies at the same time. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 1999.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/03/1999+26TL98 - Knettishall
15/03/1997+25TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
04/03/1997+25TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
27/03/1935+25TM59 - Lowestoft
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Wingspan: M. 17-20mm F. 6-10mm
Flight: April.
Foodplant:   Various plants. (sallows, sloe, bog-myrtle)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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