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Scallop Shell
Rheumaptera undulata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1789 / 70.121
=Hydria undulata

Davey, P., 2009: A local species over much of Britain, but absent from northern Scotland, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), aspen (Populus tremula) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). In Dorset, this wonderfully-patterned moth is widespread, occurring most frequently in sallow-rich deciduous woodland, but it tends to be at very low density with no more than singletons seen on any given night. The following individual was trapped on the coast at a time of immigration: Portland Bird... Read More

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Sallows, Aspen, Billberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/201919SY98 Wareham
26/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
21/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
14/07/201919SY98 Wareham
13/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham

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