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White Colon
Sideridis turbida

(Hübner, 1813) 2152 / 73.275
=Sideridis albicolon

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to coastal dunes in England, Wales and eastern Scotland, heathland in Surrey and Norfolk, and the banks of the Thames in west London, the larva feeding on many low-growing herbaceous plants including shingle and sand dune plant species. In Dorset, there are old records from Chesil Beach, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth and Christchurch, indicating colonisation of coastal dune and shingle habitat in the past. Given the increasing human pressures and the destruction... Read More

Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 1979.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Sea Rocket, Common Restharrow, Sea Sandwort, others
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/1979 to 05/08/1979+9SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
27/06/1887+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth
21/06/1887+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth
06/07/1886+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth
28/06/1886+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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