Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Argent & Sable
Rheumaptera hastata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1787 / 70.120

Davey, P., 2009: A local day-flying species in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.) in England and bog myrtle (Myrica gale) in Scotland. In Dorset, this fine moth was, until recently, confined to Stubhampton Bottom, a wooded calcareous valley where reasonable numbers of mature birch grow amidst plantation fir and spruce. Butterfly Conservation in partnership with the Forestry Commission and the land owner, removed several acres of woodland within the heart of the Argent and Sable... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2003.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Seedlings of Downy and Silver Birch and also on Bog-myrtle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
200319ST91 Tarrant Gunville
20/06/200279ST91 - Tarrant Gunville
01/06/2002+9ST81 Shillingstone
31/05/200219ST91 - Tarrant Gunville
31/05/200219ST91 Tarrant Gunville

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