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Chimney Sweeper
Odezia atrata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1870 / 70.130

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in northern and western Britain, but very local in south-eastern England, the larva feeding on the flowers and seeds of pignut (Conopodium majus). In Dorset, this sooty-black day-flying moth is very local despite the foodplant being common in woods and locally abundant in old pastures and parks. Recent records suggest a distribution that is restricted to two discrete areas. The first is old, damp pasture on the Lulworth Ranges and on Corfe Common where pignut... Read More

Recorded in 9 (23%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Pignut, on the flowers and seeds
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
07/06/201869SY98 Wareham
07/06/2018159SY98 Wareham
07/06/2018129SY98 Wareham
02/05/201719SY99 Lytchett Matravers
05/07/201619SU01 Cranborne

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