Geometridae : Larentiinae
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(Borkhausen, 1794) 1741 / 70.058

Davey, P., 2009: An extinct resident that was last seen in Cambridgeshire, Burwell Fen and Wicken Fen, in the 1870s, the larva feeding on bedstraw (Galium spp.). The moth is widespread in Europe, colonising wetland. In Dorset, eleven individuals have been caught at light traps in coastal localities and all except the August 2006 examples are suspected immigrants: Walditch, on 10 June 2006 (M Parsons), West Bexington, on 5 August 1993, 6 August 2006 (R Eden), Portland, on 19 June 2000, 10 and 12... Read More

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Recorded in 7 (18%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1993.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm.
Flight: probably two gens. Apr-Sep
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct / Immigrant
Former Status: Rare Immigrant Former resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
29/06/201919SY98 Wareham
28/05/201719SY58 Abbotsbury
17/09/200619SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
22/08/200619SY79 Puddletown

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