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(Hübner, 1793) 165 / 54.001

Davey, P. (2009): A rare species in the British Isles known only from a handful of colonies in the south of England, the larva initially blotch-mining the leaves of greater knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa) usually from the underside. The male actively flies in sunshine but the female is more lethargic remaining at rest on downland flora. Occasionally, males of the species undertake prolonged flight at night. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded once and from a light trap run by H J Moore at... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1967.
Last Recorded in 1967.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Common Knapweed, Greater Knapweed
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Date#VC10k Area
19/06/196719ST81 Shillingstone

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