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Speckled Yellow
Pseudopanthera macularia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1909 / 70.229

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring widely across southern Britain, but more local further north, the larva feeding on wood sage (Teucrium scorodonia), dead nettle (Lamium spp.), woundwort (Stachys spp.) and yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon). In Dorset, this striking day-flying moth is common very locally, its distribution coinciding with wood sage, a plant that grows along woodland rides and within unimproved grassland on sandy soil and chalky soil. Colonies of the moth also flourish... Read More

Recorded in 28 (70%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Wood Sage
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local / Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/06/201939ST60 Cerne Abbas
05/06/201929ST60 Cerne Abbas
01/06/201929ST60 Cerne Abbas
01/06/201979ST60 Cerne Abbas
31/05/201919SY79 Puddletown

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