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Bloxworth Snout
Hypena obsitalis

(Hübner, [1813]) 2478 / 72.006

Davey, P., 2009: An immigrant species to the south coast of England and resident on the Channel Islands since 1960, the larva feeding on pellitory-of-the-wall (Parietaria judaica). The first British record of this species was from Dorset: Bloxworth, on an outhouse door of the rectory on 21 September 1884 (O Pickard Cambridge). In Dorset, prior to 1996, the moth had been seen on just four occasions, and, apart from the Bloxworth locality, all from the coast. The second record was reported by Dr... Read More

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Recorded in 14 (35%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Pellitory-of-the-wall
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce / Immigrant
Former Status: Migrant / Resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/11/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
22/10/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
05/09/201919SY87 Lulworth coast
30/08/201919SY49 Bridport
17/08/201919SZ09 Poole

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