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Sunira circellaris

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2262 / 73.192
=Agrochola circellaris

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers or seeds of ash (Fraxinus spp.), sallow (Salix spp.), poplar (Populus spp.) and elm (Ulmus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread but at low density, occurring most often in localities where its foodplants are frequent. The moth does not appear to colonise poplar-rich habitat, with just six moths in ten years from Hurn. Relatively high numbers of the moth occur in coastal situations, for example at West... 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: 14-19mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Wych Elm, Aspen, poplars, sallows, Ash
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
05/12/201919SY78 Broadmayne
26/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
24/11/201919SY49 Bridport
31/10/201929SY98 Wareham
23/10/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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