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  The Mallow Larentia clavaria  

B&F: 1745

ABH: 70.070

Status:  Resident.

Distribution and Abundance:  Fairly common.

Primary Habitat:  Waste ground.

Flight Period:  Single brooded in September and October.

Observations:  The caterpillar can be found on common mallow, sometimes plentifully as indicated in a record at Glendon old pits from 1956 when, “a good batch of larvae were found on one plant from which a number of insects were reared.”

L.O.N.:  1907. Several localities. Rather common.

First Record:  1882, Hull & Tomalin.