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Figure of Eight
Diloba caeruleocephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2020 / 73.033

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and east Wales, local elsewhere, the larva feeding on plum, blackthorn, cherry (Prunus spp.) and apple (Malus spp.). In Dorset, the moth has a patchy distribution and ranges from largely absent on heathland to locally common on clay and chalky soils where blackthorn is frequent.

Recorded in 23 (58%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
16/10/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
20/10/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
17/10/201849ST61 Sherborne
13/10/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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