Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Gillian Nash,  Leigh, Sherborne, Dorset 21 August 2018

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Dingy Shell
Euchoeca nebulata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1874 / 70.112

Davey, P., 2009: A species found locally in England and Wales, the larva feeding on alder (Alnus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common in valley swamps where alder is dominant, for example at Powerstock Common and St Leonards Peats, and along rivers valleys such as the Moors River. The national norm is a single brood in June and early July. In Dorset, an additional double brood cycle is evident with peaks in May and August. The moth is very rarely encountered far from its core habitat, but... Read More

Recorded in 33 (83%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-12mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Alder
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
23/07/201919SY49 Bridport
05/07/201919SY98 Wareham
02/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
23/06/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
20/08/201819ST60 Cerne Abbas

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