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Brimstone Moth
Opisthograptis luteolata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1906 / 70.226

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spp.), hawthorn (Crateagus spp.), rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) and many other deciduous shrubs and trees. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and common away from open heathland, and abundant in blackthorn localities. Two brood cycles are suspected, comprising a univoltine cycle peaking at the start of July, and a bivoltine cycle with peaks in mid-May and the end of August - the second peak is more than twice the... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-21mm
Flight: Two or three generations April - October
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, hawthorns, Plum and Bullace
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
21/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
16/10/201919SY98 Wareham
12/10/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
04/10/201919SY98 Wareham

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