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Grass Rivulet
Perizoma albulata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1807 / 70.137

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding in the seed capsules of yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor). In Dorset, this early summer moth is rare and has declined as the unimproved grassland, particularly hay meadow, within which its host plant flourishes, has mostly been ploughed and re-seeded since the Second World War and such changes in farm practices have meant that arable no longer provides a haven for wild flowers in the way it once did. Localities where yellow... Read More

Recorded in 20 (50%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Yellow-rattle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/201819ST40 Beaminster
15/06/201819SZ07 Swanage
10/06/201819ST60 Cerne Abbas
06/06/201849SZ07 Swanage
06/06/201819ST60 Cerne Abbas

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