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Pale Shining Brown
Polia bombycina

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2148 / 73.259

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species headquartered in south-east England mainly on chalk downland, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth has always been rare and after a gap of seventy years, several were trapped at light during the 1960s in the north-east of the county in the lee of chalk downland. Thirteen years later, one more was trapped in similar chalky habitat but fifteen kilometres away. There have been no further records, although a colony persists at Stourhead, three... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1856.
Last Recorded in 1981.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Polyphagous
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book (proposed)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/1981+9ST70 Hazelbury Bryan
05/07/196819ST81 Shillingstone
01/07/195919ST81 Shillingstone
30/06/195919ST81 Shillingstone
30/06/195619ST81 Shillingstone

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