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Square Spot
Paradarisa consonaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1949 / 70.272

Davey, P., 2009: A local species limited to England and Wales, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.), beech (Fagus spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), pine (Pinus spp.), yew (Taxus baccata) and a variety of other tree species. In Dorset, the moth is local, at low density, but widespread, and tends to occur in similar mixed woodland habitat to that colonised by Satin Beauty.

Recorded in 27 (68%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-20mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Various trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Engrailed | Brindled White-spot >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/04/201919SZ09 Poole
09/06/2018+9ST50 Halstock
06/06/201819SZ07 Swanage
05/06/201819SY78 Broadmayne
28/05/201829ST40 Beaminster

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