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Dew Moth
Setina irrorella

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2036 / 72.050

Davey, P., 2009: A species with a scattered distribution around southern and western coasts of Britain plus a colony on the North Downs of Surrey, the larva feeding on the black and orange lichens growing on pebbles and rocks. In Dorset, there is just one very old record: Lulworth, (Reverend O Pickard-Cambridge). This is a species that just might be present somewhere along the eighteen mile length of pebble banks comprising Chesil Beach, a similar shingle habitat to that where the moth is found... Read More

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Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-18mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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