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Least Black Arches
Nola confusalis

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1847) 2078 / 74.004

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on lime (Tiliae spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), and evergreen oak (Quercus ilex). In Dorset, the moth is local and occurs in old deciduous woodland containing oak and small-leaved lime (Tiliae cordata), and in coastal localities where evergreen oak (Quercus ilex) grows, for example in Poole, Bournemouth and at Durlston. The moth is frequent at West Bexington where none of its stated foodplants grow, and in this locality blackthorn... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Lime, Oak, Various broad-leaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
24/05/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
22/05/201919SY78 Broadmayne
20/05/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
18/05/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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