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Brindled Green
Dryobotodes eremita

(Fabricius, 1775) 2248 / 73.225

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.) and on hawthorn (Crataegus spp.). In Dorset, the moth occupies the same oak-rich habitats as the Merveille du Jour2247 and is as numerous. It also colonises districts where reasonable quantities of mature hawthorn grow.

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: Aug - October
Foodplant:   Oaks
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
04/11/201919SY79 Puddletown
02/11/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
14/10/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
13/10/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
06/10/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas

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