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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare, no recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 18-21mm.

Foodplant: Moorland plants, Heather, Bilberry, Cowberry, Bearberry etc.

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 recorded19041904
Year last recorded19041904
Number of records12
Number of individuals816
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1904.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in central and north Wales, northern England and Scotland, with occasional migrants recorded in England, the larva feeding on various moorland plants and shrubs, such as birch (Betula spp.), bilberry (Myrtillus vaccinium), sallow (Salix spp.) and heather (Calluna vulgaris). "Reverend E Bankes and I both saw these shortly after capture. He had one specimen, now in the British Museum, but his record DFC 3:245 should read eight and not four." (W Parkinson Curtis ms): Winfrith, eight at sugar in August 1904 (C Cattell). The moth occurs across Europe, but is absent from Iberia, western France and Italy.

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