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Brussels Lace
Cleorodes lichenaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1945 / 70.288

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species confined to south-west Britain, rare elsewhere, the larva feeding on lichens (Usnea spp.) growing on oak (Quercus spp.), on hawthorn (Crateagus spp.), on field maple (Acer campestris), on blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and on rocks. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and often common in deciduous woodland and amongst scrub, particularly in the west of the county where lichen density is greater in a slightly more humid climate. Elsewhere, it is frequent only locally.... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2019+9SY98 Wareham
31/08/201919SY49 Bridport
25/08/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
25/08/201919SY98 Wareham
22/08/201929SZ07 Swanage

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