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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Rare migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 20-22mm.

Foodplant: Oraches, goosefoots, Knotgrass.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2009
Year last recorded2009
Number of records6
Number of individuals6
Unique positions1
Unique locations2
Adult records6
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2009.


73.106 Orache Moth 03
© Dave Shenton
73.106 Orache Moth 02
© M F Stoyle, 25 May 2006
73.106 Orache Moth 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Argus 58, 2009: Three records of what was probably the same moth. Resident in the Channel Islands and a former resident of the Fens and East Anglia in the 19th Century, but now a scarce migrant to the mainland. This is the furthest north this species has been recorded.
VC61. Easington, 25, 26 and 28.6.2009 (MJS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.


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