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Small Seraphim
Pterapherapteryx sexalata

(Retzius, 1783) 1882 / 70.199

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in southern England, more local further north, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent to common in damp sallow-rich localities such as Studland Heath, Arne, Stoborough Heath, Holt Heath, Holton Heath Marsh, Parley Common, Hurn and Hengistbury Head. An extended flight time of four months, is suspected of comprising a single brood with a peak in early July, plus a double brood with peaks in late May and early August. The... Read More

Recorded in 33 (83%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-12mm.
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/201919SU00 Wimborne
29/07/2019+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
25/07/201919SY98 Wareham
13/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
10/07/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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