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National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

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IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded20022002
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records612
Number of individuals1020
Unique positions36
Unique locations36
Adult records612
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 12 records from 6 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2002.


2169 Barrett's Marbled Coronet 01
© Paul Harris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A species found very locally on the coasts of Pembrokeshire, Cornwall and Devon, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of sea campion (Silene uniflora) and rock sea-spurry (Spergularia rupicola). In Dorset, the moth has been trapped at light on five occasions, all on the coast: Eype's Mouth, on 16 June 2004 (Dr P Sterling), two on 22 June 2005 (Dr P Sterling et al), 14 June 2007 (M Parsons), West Bexington, on 17 May 2002 (R Eden), Grove, on 25 June 1999 (D Walbridge). The Eype's Mouth records strongly suggest the existence of a colony. The other two moths were trapped coincident with south-easterly airflows from France.

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