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Clouded Buff
Diacrisia sannio

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2059 / 72.023

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding both on heather (Calluna vulgaris) and a range of herbaceous plant species. In Dorset, the moth occupies two distinct biotypes. The preferred habitat is damp heathland where it is common locally. A secondary habitat is unimproved grassland on the Purbeck Ridge where it occurs very locally an at low density: West Hill, two walked up from grassland by day on 3 July 1998 (P Davey), Woolgarston, twenty at light trap between 1991... Read More

Recorded in 21 (53%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 19-22mm. F 17-20mm.
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and heathers
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
30/06/201919SY98 Wareham
30/06/201929SY98 Wareham
29/06/201919SU00 Wimborne
29/06/201919SU00 Wimborne
29/06/201929SY78 Broadmayne

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