Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Lace Border
Scopula ornata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1687 / 70.021

Davey, P., 2009: A rare and much decreased double-brooded species now restricted to Kent, Surrey, Norfolk and Gloucestershire, the larva feeding on wild thyme (Thymus polytrichus) and wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare). In Dorset, individuals have been seen at light on three occasions and all are suspected immigrants from the Continent: Upwey, on 5 July 1960 (H Warry), Scar Bank, on 21 July 1934, and on 2 September 1945 (A Russell) see photo. Ten days prior to the Upwey record, a single Lace... Read More

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Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-June, July - September
Foodplant:   Thyme, Wild Majoram
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/05/201619SZ09 Poole
05/07/196019SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
02/09/194519SZ07 Swanage
21/07/193419SZ07 Swanage

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