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Light Crimson Underwing
Catocala promissa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2454 / 72.082

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species that has declined since the 1950s in southern England, still headquartered in the New Forest, with small colonies elsewhere in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Sussex, the larva feeding nocturnally, firstly on the flowers and buds, and then on the foliage of oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth was noted from two old oak woodland localities in the nineteenth century. More recently, the 1978 and 1982 records occurred in similar weather situations with sluggish airflows... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 26-32mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, possible Sessile Oak
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/201619SY98 Wareham
21/08/201019SU01 Cranborne
31/08/2006159SZ07 Swanage
31/08/200659SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
30/08/2006109SZ07 Swanage

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