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Yellow Horned
Achlya flavicornis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1659 / 65.016

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.). In Dorset, nearly all records of the moth come from the eastern half of the county where it is locally common in woods and on heaths that support good numbers of birch trees. The distribution of the Yellow Horned is similar to that of the day flying Orange Underwing1661. The lack of recent records from west Dorset for both species may be due to the relatively small amount of fieldwork carried out during... Read More

Recorded in 24 (60%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: February - April.
Foodplant:   Silver and Downy Birch
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
22/03/201919SY89 Bere Regis
22/03/201919SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
15/03/201919SY79 Puddletown
10/03/201919SU00 Wimborne
01/03/201919SY98 Wareham

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