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Merveille du Jour
Griposia aprilina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2247 / 73.224
=Dichonia aprilina

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, this spectacular moth is at low density in parkland and in hedges supporting mature oaks, rising to frequent in old oak woodland; elsewhere it is rare or absent. It appears to have decreased markedly in recent Times; this comment was made more than fifty years ago: "I have found it in considerable numbers in most woodlands containing many deciduous trees." (W... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Oak Rustic | Brindled Green >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/11/201919SY98 Wareham
16/11/201919SY98 Wareham
04/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
03/11/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
02/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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