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National Status: Na

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

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 10-11mm.

Foodplant: Wild thyme and marjorum.

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 recorded19341934
Year last recorded19601960
Number of records36
Number of individuals36
Unique positions24
Unique locations24
Adult records36
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1934.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A rare and much decreased double-brooded species now restricted to Kent, Surrey, Norfolk and Gloucestershire, the larva feeding on wild thyme (Thymus polytrichus) and wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare). In Dorset, individuals have been seen at light on three occasions and all are suspected immigrants from the Continent: Upwey, on 5 July 1960 (H Warry), Scar Bank, on 21 July 1934, and on 2 September 1945 (A Russell) see photo. Ten days prior to the Upwey record, a single Lace Border was recorded at Abbotstone Down; this remains the only Hampshire record to this day.

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