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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 14-16mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants.

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 recorded19871987
Year last recorded19871987
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 1987.


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© Les Hill

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to southern Britain, the larva feeding on bedstraw (Galium spp.) and possibly hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). There is just one record for this species in Dorset: St Ives, at MV on 23 July 1987 (Dr J Clarke). A north-easterly airflow was established at the time, and dispersal from a north Hampshire source was possible on this occasion.

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