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Autumnal Rustic
Eugnorisma glareosa

(Esper, 1788) 2117 / 73.365

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain that is more frequently encountered in northern districts, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants and grasses, and on the young leaves of trees in spring. In Dorset, the moth ranges from frequent on sandy soils to local in unimproved calcareous grassland habitat along the Purbeck Ridge and along the Purbeck coast. Wanderers are occasionally trapped elsewhere across the county, but otherwise it is seldom seen.

Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-16mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and heathers
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/201929SY39 Lyme Regis
14/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
10/10/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
08/10/201919SY49 Bridport
05/10/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury

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