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Brown Silver-line
Petrophora chlorosata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1902 / 70.222

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on bracken (Pteridium aquilinium). In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant wherever bracken is dominant in woods, hedgebanks and on dry heathland, also on leached soils overlying chalk. The species tends to remain within the confines of its habitat and wanderers are rarely encountered well away from bracken communities.

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Bracken
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
26/07/201919SY98 Wareham
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis
23/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis

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