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Blotched Emerald
Comibaena bajularia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1667 / 70.300

Davey, P., 2009: A locally common species limited to southern and eastern England and Wales, the larva feeds on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local and confined to woodland containing oak where it can occasionally be common: Boys Wood, fifty-eight at MV light on 15 June 2003 (C Manley, P Davey). It is seldom encountered far from deciduous woodland. The following specimen was trapped at the end of a famously warm summer and is likely to have been a second brood individual: Holnest,... Read More

Recorded in 29 (73%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1928.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/2019+9SY98 Wareham
21/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
29/06/201919ST71 Sturminster Newton
28/06/201919ST40 Beaminster
28/06/201919ST61 Sherborne

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