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Barred Tooth-striped
Trichopteryx polycommata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1880 / 70.201

Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species in England and western Scotland, the larva feeding on privet (Ligustrum vulgare) and ash (Fraxinus spp.). In Dorset, this retiring and elusive moth is restricted to very small numbers on a single unimproved chalk downland site where moderate stocks of mature privet grow amongst deciduous scrub. Although ash is a common tree elsewhere across the county, the absence of records from ash-rich habitat makes it doubtful that this is an alternative... Read More

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Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1954.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Wild Privet and Ash
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/03/201419ST81 Shillingstone
23/03/201259ST81 Shillingstone
28/03/201119SY66 Portland Bill
27/03/201119SY88 Wool / Lulworth
26/03/201119SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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