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Scorched Wing
Plagodis dolabraria

(Linnaeus, 1767) 1904 / 70.224

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in southern Britain more local further north, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), birch (Betula spp.), oak (Quercus spp.) and beech (Fagus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent in oak woods, and, where its foodplants occur in quantity, it can be common. The Scorched Wing is also resident and at low density at West Bexington and at St Alban's Head; in these open coastal situations the likely food source is blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).

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

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Oaks and birches
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
09/07/201919SY98 Wareham
08/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
08/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
07/07/201919ST40 Beaminster
06/07/201929SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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