Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Shaded Broad-bar
Scotopteryx chenopodiata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1732 / 70.045

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeds on clovers (Trifolium spp.) and vetches (Vicia spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread, and ranges from virtually absent on acid soil, to abundant on unimproved damp grassland on chalky or neutral soil.

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Clovers and vetches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
17/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
15/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
13/08/2019179SY39 Lyme Regis
06/08/201919ST61 Sherborne

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