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Merveille du Jour
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Scarce Merveille du Jour
Moma alpium

(Osbeck, 1778) 2277 / 73.034

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species occurring locally in most southern coastal counties prior to the middle of the last century but from the 1970s, restricted to Devon, Hampshire and Kent, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, this beautiful moth was recorded nearly one hundred years ago in the far north-east of the county. Although much of the old woodland in the area was sacrificed to coniferisation from the 1960s, two old oak woods remain to the present day, and fortunately still... Read More

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Recorded in 8 (20%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, (Sessile Oak)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/201919SY98 Wareham
17/06/201819SY98 Wareham
11/06/201619SZ09 Poole
06/07/201519SU00 Wimborne
21/06/201519SU00 Wimborne

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