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Double Kidney
Ipimorpha retusa

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2311 / 73.212

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern and western England and Wales, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.). In Dorset the moth is local and at low density within sallow-rich wetland habitat including river valleys, swamps, fens, marshes, mires, damp heath and ditches. The following record testifies to its affinity with water: Parley Common, flying commonly over ditches near the surface of the water (S Scarsdale Brown). This example was trapped on a very late date amidst... Read More

Recorded in 22 (55%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1937.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Willows and Black Poplar
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
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
03/08/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
23/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
12/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
12/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
10/07/201919ST61 Sherborne

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