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Speckled Footman
Coscinia cribraria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2053 / 72.032

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species, formerly restricted to Hampshire and Dorset heathland but last seen in the former county during the 1960s, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the species has declined to the point of extinction. At the present time the moth is holding on precariously in four sites on sandy soil. "At one time locally common, but now local and retrogressive; its habitats are very rapidly disappearing. Apart from what is left of the trough of Poole, the heathland... Read More

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Recorded in 9 (23%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Critically Endangered (CR)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/201419SY89 Bere Regis
10/07/201019SY99 Lytchett Matravers
01/07/201019SY89 Bere Regis
27/07/200819SY89 Bere Regis
14/07/200819SY98 Wareham

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