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National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

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 recorded19981998
Year last recorded19981998
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 1998.


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Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species given to cyclical variation in abundance and restricted to edges of marshes and meadows in central eastern England, the larva foodplant is unknown. Adults aestivate, often gregariously, under loose bark and in outbuildings following their emergence at the end of June; they then reappear in September.

In Dorset, the moth is likely to be just beyond the edge of its range in England, and has only been seen once in recent times. This individual is likely to have originated from central or eastern France; a brisk south-easterly airflow transported many immigrant species to the county a few days earlier: Puddletown, at MV light on 4 September 1998 (H Wood Homer), Cranborne, (F Fisher).

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