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Dark Umber
Philereme transversata
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Brown Scallop
Philereme vetulata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1791 / 70.118

Davey, P., 2009: Found in south and south-east England, but very local elsewhere in England and Wales, the larva feeding on buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). In Dorset, the moth is local, at low density, and occupies the same habitat types as the Tissue1790, and in addition, neutral grassland sites. On chalky soils the foodplant is buckthorn, on sandy soil, for example at Hurn, the foodplant is alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus), and on neutral soil both buckthorn species may be used. The following... Read More

Recorded in 23 (58%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/201919SY98 Wareham
14/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
13/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
13/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
12/07/201939ST61 Sherborne

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