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Gem
Nycterosea obstipata

(Fabricius, 1794) 1720 / 70.047
=Orthonama obstipata

Davey, P., 2009: A strongly migratory species with a global distribution (apart from Australasia) occurring annually across southern districts of England, the larval foodplant is unknown. Like the Vestal, this species does not seem to be able to survive the UK winter in any stage. The markings and light brown colouration of the adult male are in stark contrast to the much darker, purple-hued, female. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded in sixteen of the past twenty years. In favourable... Read More

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm
Flight: Arrives April - November
Foodplant:   Various low-growing plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/05/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
15/11/201819ST60 Cerne Abbas
15/11/201859SY58 Abbotsbury
15/11/201819ST61 Sherborne
14/11/201819ST61 Sherborne

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