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Small Black Arches
Meganola strigula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2075 / 74.001

Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species confined to southern Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is very local and chiefly restricted to old oak woods in the north and north-east of the county, often occurring in the vicinity of the largest oaks in the wood. Managing a varied age structure of oak in Piddles Wood, Holt Forest, Boys Wood and Castle Hill Wood would be beneficial to maintaining existing colonies of this species.

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Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1989.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2019309ST71 Sturminster Newton
29/06/2019+9ST71 Sturminster Newton
29/06/2019379ST71 Sturminster Newton
07/07/2018+9SY98 Wareham
26/06/201039ST71 Sturminster Newton

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