Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Blair's Shoulder-knot
Lithophane leautieri

(Boursin, 1957) 2240 / 73.206

Davey, P., 2009: A relatively recent colonist of England, first recorded on the Isle of White in 1951 and now found as far north as Lancashire, the larva feeding on cypress (Cupressussuga spp.). In Dorset, the first record was of eight moths trapped at Durlston in the first week of October 1959. The following year, it was found at Studland and over the next ten years it moved rapidly northwards and westwards to colonise much of the county. It is common wherever monterey cypress (Cupressus... Read More

Recorded in 33 (83%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Lawson's Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Juniper
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/11/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
21/11/201919SY98 Wareham
16/11/201919SY98 Wareham
04/11/201919SY98 Wareham
03/11/201919SY49 Bridport

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