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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Extinct

Local Status: Very rare migrant.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-early Aug.

Forewing: 8-9mm.

Foodplant: Bird's-foot Trefoil and clovers.

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 recorded20092009
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records12
Number of individuals00
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records00
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2009.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A scarce migrant species recorded on only a few occasions in coastal localities in south-east England, and, between 1850 and 1890, a transitory resident in Kent, the larva feeding on common bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and clover (Trifolium spp.). The species occurs throughout mainland Europe except north-west France and Iberia. In Dorset, the moth has been seen on one occasion and, given the light easterly airflow at the time of capture, is likely to have been an immigrant example from northern Europe: Studland Heath, at light in 20 July 1951 (E Wild).

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