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Leucania loreyi

(Duponchel, 1827) 2208 / 73.304
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Davey, P., 2009: An immigrant species observed in southern coastal counties of England, the larva feeding on various grass species. In Dorset, the moth was first seen in 1975 and has been recorded intermittently ever since, mostly in small numbers. Many of those observed are likely to be long-distance immigrants from Iberia and north Africa, particularly those seen in the first half of the year; examples seen later in the year following early influxes are suspected residents. For example,... Read More

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Recorded in 18 (45%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-17mm.
Flight: Two (Three) generations May-Nov. (most Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Grasses
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Scarce Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/201919SY66 Portland Bill
04/11/201819SY58 Abbotsbury
15/10/201819SY58 Abbotsbury
25/10/201719SY49 Bridport
24/10/201719SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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