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Eastern Bordered Straw
Heliothis nubigera

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1851) 2404 / 73.075

Davey, P., 2009: A very rare immigrant species and first recorded in Britain in 1958 and then in 1992, but with increasing frequency this century. It is headquartered in the sub-tropics including north Africa, and is an immigrant to southern Europe, the larva feeding on globe thistle (Echinops exaltatus) and bean caper (Zygophyllum fabago). On 9 May 1958 a south-westerly airflow brought the first British example to Dorset. A further four examples have been recorded in recent years at light... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1958.
Last Recorded in 2015.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: Recorded in May and June.
Foodplant:   Many plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Rare Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/12/201519SY66 Portland Bill
18/12/201519SY66 Portland Bill
18/12/201519SY66 Portland Bill
17/12/2015+9SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
12/08/200619SY58 Abbotsbury

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