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Helotropha leucostigma

(Hübner, 1808) 2368 / 73.119
=Celaena leucostigma

Davey, P., 2009: A local marshland species in Britain, the larva feeding on the inner stems of yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus), greater fen-sedge (Cladium mariscus), pond-sedge (Carex spp.) and related plants. In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, confined mainly to coastal fens at Radipole, Lodmoor, Poole Harbour and Christchurch Harbour, but also colonising fens inland plus several river systems where robust marsh plant species grow in profusion, for example at Maiden Newton. The... Read More

Recorded in 21 (53%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Yellow Iris, Great Fen-sedge
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
20/08/201919SY98 Wareham
31/07/201919SY98 Wareham
24/07/201929SY98 Wareham
16/07/201919SY98 Wareham
13/08/201819SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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