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Broad-barred White
Hecatera bicolorata

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2164 / 73.279

Davey, P., 2009: A species found mainly in south-east Britain, but local elsewhere, the larva feeding on the buds and flowers of compositae species including ox-tongues (Picris spp.), hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) and hawk's-beards (Crepis spp.). In Dorset, the moth is most often seen on dry grassland on both chalky and sandy soils; in such places it is local and at low density.

Recorded in 26 (65%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1931.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Hawkweeds, hawk's-beards, sow thistles
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
30/06/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
28/06/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
28/06/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
27/06/201919ST61 Sherborne

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