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Scalloped Hazel
Odontopera bidentata

(Clerck, 1759) 1920 / 70.240

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on a wide range of tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded from most sites across the county. "Larvae are frequently quite abundant, but the mortality rate is high; the choice of foodplant is very frequently ivy" (W Parkinson Curtis ms). Occasional mid-summer individuals are likely to be second brood individuals. The national norm is a single brood in May and June.

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-24mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Woody plants
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
19/08/201919SZ07 Swanage
28/06/201919ST50 Halstock
14/06/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
12/06/201919SY49 Bridport
06/06/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis

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