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Orache Moth
Trachea atriplicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2304 / 73.106

Davey, P., 2009: A resident species in the Channel Islands since the 1980s, resident within the fenland region of East Anglia until 1915, and noted as a rare immigrant to south-eastern England subsequently, the larva feeding on orache (Atriplex spp.), goosefoot (Chenopodium spp.) and other herbaceous plants. This handsome and very rare visitor has been seen on nine occasions, mostly close to the coast: West Bexington, on 19 July 2006 (R Eden), Abbotsbury, floating in a small stream, then... Read More

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Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1938.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-22mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Oraches, goosefoots, Knotgrass
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct / Immigrant
Former Status: Rare Immigrant and former resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/201919SY66 Portland Bill
19/07/201019SZ07 Swanage
16/07/200919SY79 Puddletown
25/07/200619SZ07 Swanage
19/07/200619SY58 Abbotsbury

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