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Treble-bar
Aplocera plagiata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1867 / 70.192

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on st. john's-wort (Hypericum spp.). In Dorset, the moth has been observed, seldom commonly, where st. john's-wort grows in abundance, across the five distinct habitat types below. Both this and the next species are easily flushed from their foodplants during the day.

1 Dry grassland containing perforate st john's-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
2 Dry woodland rides on chalky soil containing perforate st john's-wort and... Read More

Recorded in 30 (75%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-22mm.
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   St John's-worts
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/201919SZ09 Poole
02/09/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
19/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
19/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
17/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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