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Lygephila pastinum

(Treitschke, 1826) 2466 / 72.063

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in south-eastern England, local in Wales, central and eastern England, and absent elsewhere, the larva feeding on tufted vetch (Vicia cracca). In Dorset, the moth is widespread but local and at low density, but common on unimproved grassland on ill-drained clay soils containing areas of tall sward. In this habitat, meadow vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis) or dyer's greenweed (Genista tictoria) may host the moth. A record of a potential second brood example... Read More

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Tufted Vetch
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
10/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
09/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
06/07/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
06/07/201919SY49 Bridport

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