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Crescent Striped
Apamea oblonga

(Haworth, 1809) 2325 / 73.161

Davey, P., 2009: A local coastal species mainly restricted to south-east Britain, the larva feeding on the roots and stem bases of common saltmarsh-grass (Puccinellia maritima). In Dorset, the moth is rare and at low density, occurring exclusively on the shores within Poole Harbour. It occasionally wanders several kilometers inland from its saltmarsh sanctuary. Historically the moth appears to have colonised saltmarsh habitat on the Fleet where the foodplant survives to this day albeit in... Read More

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Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2004.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Roots and lower stems of common saltmarsh-grass, reflexed saltmarsh-grass and bulbous meadow-grass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/200419SY66 Portland Bill
29/07/200219SY98 Wareham
06/08/199749SY99 Lytchett Matravers
15/07/199719SZ09 Poole
22/07/199619SY98 Wareham

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