Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Oblique Striped
Phibalapteryx virgata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1718 / 70.039

Davey, P., 2009: A scarce and decreased species restricted to chalk downland and coastal sandhills in southern England and Breckland, the larva feeding on lady's bedstraw (Galium verum). In Dorset, the moth has been found just once in the last thirty-eight years. This contrasts sharply with the observation penned in 1967: "Of regular and fairly frequent occurrence on the downs" (per W Parkinson Curtis ms). The older records indicate that the species was local on unimproved chalk grassland in... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2008.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Lady's Bedstraw
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/05/200819SY66 Portland Bill
05/08/196419ST81 Shillingstone
05/08/194519ST90 Spetisbury
11/05/193829ST90 Spetisbury
07/05/193729ST90 Spetisbury

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