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Small Blood-vein
Scopula imitaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1690 / 70.024

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring widely in southern England but more local further north, the larva feeding on traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba), wild privet (Ligustrum vulgare) and honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) and to a lesser extent on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is common on dry unimproved chalky grassland such as the Purbeck Ridge and certain coastal localities such as Portland. It is least frequent in damp situations, river courses and on open heathland. A... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: July - August (Sep-Oct)
Foodplant:   Garden Privet, Honeysuckle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
14/10/201919SY98 Wareham
29/09/201919SY98 Wareham
25/09/201919SY98 Wareham
21/09/201919SY66 Portland Bill
21/09/201919SU00 Wimborne

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