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Beautiful Yellow Underwing
Anarta myrtilli

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2142 / 73.257

Davey, P., 2009: A mostly day-flying species with a scattered distribution across Britain, the larva feeding on heather (Calluna vulgaris) and bell heather (Erica cinerea). In Dorset, the moth exclusively inhabits heathland where it is usually common. The majority of adults appear during July and August, but the following examples suggest a partial first brood: Canford Heath, by day on 4 April 2002 (P Davey), Hurn, at MV light on 10 May 2000 (M Jeffes), Sopley Common, six in... Read More

Recorded in 16 (40%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: Two overlapping generations April - August
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/201919SY98 Wareham
27/08/201919SY98 Wareham
27/08/201919SY98 Wareham
23/08/201919SY98 Wareham
19/08/2019+9SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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