Geometridae : Ennominae
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Abraxas grossulariata
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Clouded Magpie
Abraxas sylvata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1885 / 70.206

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, the larva feeding on english elm (Ulmus procera) and wych elm (Ulmus glabra). Whilst dutch elm disease continues to plague elm trees across the country, this species remains under threat. In Dorset, there are just three light trap records: Holnest, on 19 July 2000 (J Astley), Puddletown, on 9 September 2007 (H Wood Homer), Higher Hyde, on 7 August 1996 (Dr P Sterling). It is just possible that the Holnest example... Read More

Recorded in 18 (45%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1964.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Wych Elm, English Elm
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
17/07/2018+9SY58 Abbotsbury
01/07/201719SZ07 Swanage
27/08/201619SY97 Purbeck coast
29/07/2016+9SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
16/07/201619ST80 Blandford

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