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Treble Lines
Charanyca trigrammica

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2380 / 73.101

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, but absent from Scotland, the larva feeding nocturnally on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is widespread, ranging from locally abundant on unimproved grassland and in open woodland, to frequent elsewhere. Of the five hundred and twenty two examples trapped at Arne between 1993 and 1995, 95% were of the typical form, and 5% referred to the melanistic form, ab. bilinea. The following singleton in a warmer than usual summer... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
05/07/201919SZ09 Poole
01/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
28/06/201919SZ09 Poole
27/06/201919SY98 Wareham

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