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Buff Arches
Habrosyne pyritoides

(Hufnagel, 1766) 1653 / 65.009

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to England and Wales, the larva feeding on bramble (Rubus fruticosus). In Dorset, the moth is common throughout the county, apart from on Portland where it is infrequent. The moth has a similar distribution to that of the Peach Blossom, but based on records received the Buff Arches is fifteen times more common. The following singletons are likely to have been second brood individuals: West Bexington, at MV light on 8 October 1997 (R Eden), Boys Wood, at MV... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Bramble
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
28/07/201939SY39 Lyme Regis
27/07/201919SZ07 Swanage
26/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
26/07/201919SY98 Wareham
26/07/201929SY98 Wareham

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