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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: Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 15-18mm.

Foodplant: Bilberry, Bramble, sallows and birches.

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 recorded19331933
Year last recorded19331933
Number of records12
Number of individuals12
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 1933.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A species found locally in south-east, central and northern England, Wales and Scotland, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants before hibernation and the foliage of shrubs and trees in the spring. In Dorset, there are no recent records: Bere Wood, (O Pickard Cambridge), Cranborne Chase, on 30 July 1933 (A Russell) (see photo), Cranborne, (F Fisher, W Parkinson-Curtis).

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