Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Chesias legatella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1864 / 70.195

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on broom (Cytisus scoparius). Broom is a local and decreased plant species confined to sandy soil in Dorset where it forms small, scattered communities on heathland, and otherwise is grown as an ornamental shrub in gardens in towns. The moth is very local, at low density, and recorded almost exclusively where broom is most frequent. Repeat records have been noted from Furzebrook, Ashington, Merley, Canford Heath, Parley Common,... Read More

Recorded in 14 (35%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Broom
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/201619SY88 Wool / Lulworth
30/10/201419SY39 Lyme Regis
26/10/201419SU00 Wimborne
12/11/201319SY88 Wool / Lulworth
11/11/201319SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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