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Purple-bordered Gold
Idaea muricata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1698 / 70.002

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, the larva feeding on marsh cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris). The moth, unlike other Waves, has purple and gold hues throughout, and at first glance might be mistaken for the pyralid micromoth Hypsopygia costalis. In Dorset, the Purple-bordered Gold is very local and colonises mire habitat and the edges of ponds or flooded pits on sandy soil where its foodplant grows. It has been found in twenty localities across the Poole Basin including: Winfrith... Read More

Recorded in 8 (20%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Marsh Cinquefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/201919SY98 Wareham
25/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
02/07/201919SY98 Wareham
26/06/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
05/07/201819SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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