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Yellow-barred Brindle
Acasis viretata

(Hübner, 1799) 1883 / 70.200

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers and buds of ivy (Hedera helix), holly (Ilex aquifolium), privet (Ligustrum vulgare) and dogwood (Cornus sanguinea). In Dorset, the moth occurs in three different habitat types. The first of these is coastal situations where ivy festoons rocks on undercliffs and old quarries where privet grows in thickets; the moth is frequent at Durlston and at St Albans Head, for example. The second habitat is towns and villages... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-14mm.
Flight: May - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Holly, Ivy, Privet, Dogwood and Hawthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/201919SU00 Wimborne
27/08/201919SU00 Wimborne
26/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
25/08/201919SU00 Wimborne
24/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne

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