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Striped Lychnis - Shargacucullia lychnitis

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 2219

The Striped Lychnis is a Nationally Scarce species with an important core population on the Hampshire chalk. It inhabits open unshaded sites on roadside verges, embankments and fields that have recently been left fallow. The larvae feed on mainly on the flowers of Dark Mullein but can also be found in gardens on the new hybrid varieties of Verbascum available in some garden centres.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the Hantsmoths website.