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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: RDB2

Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Smooth Tare, Tormentil, Honeysuckle and Traveller's-joy.

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 recorded19951995
Year last recorded19951995
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 1995.


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© Robin Yelrah, 13 June 2020

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: Resident in south-east England on coastal undercliffs and woods inland in Sussex and Kent, otherwise a very rare immigrant, the larva feeding mainly on traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba) and honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum), and to a lesser extent on various herbaceous plants. This single-brooded species is widespread across Europe, colonising woodland. There is one record from Dorset: Arne Wood, on 26 July 1995 (B Pickess). This individual was trapped at light a time of high migrant activity; see also Satin Lutestring1656 trapped at the same time.

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