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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB3

Local Status: Rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Sallow spp. and possibly Poplar spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1998
Year last recorded2014
Number of records7
Number of individuals6
Unique positions4
Unique locations4
Adult records7
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1998.


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Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Blacktoft Sands, 5.7.1998 det. HEB (ASE). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
A notable occurrence as this moth has only been recorded from three vice-counties, the most northerly being VC29 (Cambridgeshire), furthermore, during the last twenty years all British records have come from VC15 (East Kent) (Beaumont, 1999).

Argus 58, 2009: There are only two previous county records of this nationally scarce moth; one of these was also from Potteric Carr NR in 2008. These present records indicate that it is resident at this site.
VC63. Potteric Carr NR, 14.6 & 1.7.2009 gen. det. (RIH).

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