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Barred Umber
Plagodis pulveraria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1903 / 70.223

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), birch (Betula spp.) and hazel (Corylus avellana). In Dorset, the moth is very local and essentially a denizen of deciduous woodland, particularly old oak and birch woods. It is seldom encountered outside this habitat.

Recorded in 19 (48%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Hazel, Downy and Silver Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/04/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
09/07/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
24/05/201819SY39 Lyme Regis
24/07/201719SY79 Puddletown
25/05/201719ST40 Beaminster

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