Erebidae : Scoliopteryginae
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Scoliopteryx libatrix

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2469 / 72.001

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent, increasing to common locally, in sallow-rich damp habitat. "The insect seems to be uniformly dispersed in the county and though frequent, never abundant, though occasionally it may be found in small groups in caves. It is, however, an insect whose habits and beauty cause it to be more... Read More

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: August - November (March - June after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Willows, Aspen and poplars
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
26/11/201919SY98 Wareham
10/11/201919SY49 Bridport
07/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
06/10/201919SY48 Burton Bradstock
21/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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