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Small Waved Umber
Horisme vitalbata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1781 / 70.126

Davey, P., 2009: A species limited to southern Britain, the larva feeding on traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba). In Dorset, the moth is common wherever the foodplant grows in woods, plantations and hedges, mostly on chalky soils. The peak of the second brood is, on average, nearly twice as large as that of the first brood.

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: May - June, August
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
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
30/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
26/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
20/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
14/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
12/08/201949ST61 Sherborne

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