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Bird's Wing
Dypterygia scabriuscula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2301 / 73.105

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to south-east England and the West Midlands, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density being restricted to sandy soils across the Poole Basin, and to a lesser extent to the London Beds that wrap around the Bagshot Beds. Roughly forty per-cent of the county total has been caught at Arne Wood, a damp deciduous woodland locality on sandy soil, although the moth is also regularly reported from the relatively... Read More

Recorded in 19 (48%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Docks, Sorrel, Knotgrass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/201919SY98 Wareham
21/08/201919SY98 Wareham
03/08/201919SY98 Wareham
02/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham
25/07/201919SY98 Wareham

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