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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug

Forewing: 14-15mm.

Foodplant: Wood Small-reed, other grasses.

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 recorded19351935
Year last recorded19351935
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 1935.


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Species Account

Similar species: 2439 Plusia festucae (Gold Spot).

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local marshland and occasional upland species restricted to East Anglia, northern England and southern Scotland, with isolated records elsewhere, the larva feeding on marshland grasses and plants. There is one record from Dorset: Bryanstone, on 17 August 1935 (D Hervey coll.)

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