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Purple Bar
Cosmorhoe ocellata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1752 / 70.087

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo) and other species of bedstraw (Galium spp.). In Dorset, the moth is found in almost every habitat. It ranges from infrequent on sandy soil, to frequent on unimproved grassland on chalky soil inland and along the coastal belt. The flight time covers five months, and two brood cycles are suspected with a period of eighty days, on average, between the first and second peaks of each cycle. The... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
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
21/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
21/09/201919SY49 Bridport
20/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
20/09/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
05/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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