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Pale Eggar
Trichiura crataegi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1632 / 66.002

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring in England and Wales becoming less frequent as one heads north, the larva feeding on hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), birch (Betula spp.), sallow (Salix spp.) and heather (Erica spp.).

In Dorset, the moth occurs at low density in open or wooded districts where blackthorn or hawthorn is frequent. It is rarely observed on sandy soils.

The Pale Eggar appears to have become scarcer in recent years, in parallel with the... Read More

Recorded in 30 (75%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1928.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Birches, Blackthorn, Hawthorn
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
21/09/201929SY49 Bridport
20/09/201929SY49 Bridport
19/09/201939ST60 Cerne Abbas
18/09/201919SY49 Bridport

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