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Striped Lychnis

Observed: 4th July 2011 By: RHomanRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Examples of Striped Lychnis caterpillars feeding on Dark Mullein.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Striped Lychnis (Shargacucullia lychnitis) interacts

Comments

Mark at Magdalen's picture

I assume its named Striped

I assume its named Striped Lychnis after Verbascum lychnitis (White mullein) not Ragged-Robin.

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Name

That is Maitland Emmet's derivation. (The Scientific Names of the British Lepidoptera - their history and meaning)

Robert Homan