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Cilix glaucata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1651 / 65.007

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring in all districts apart from northern Scotland, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), apple (Malus spp.), bramble (Rubus fruticosus) and pear (Pyrus communis). The snowy-white ground colour of the moth plus its roof-like posture when at rest gives the impression of a bird dropping. The vernacular name comes from the pattern made by the group of silvery scales on the branched wing rays in the centre of the forewing. In... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-13mm.
Flight: Two generations. April - June, July - September
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Crab Apple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/09/201919SY98 Wareham
14/09/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
11/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
11/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
07/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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