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Scalloped Oak
Crocallis elinguaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1921 / 70.241

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is frequent practically everywhere with no discernible favoured habitat; however, numbers trapped at Swanage and West Bexington are relatively high, and suggests a preference for blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) in these sloe-rich localities. The moth becomes scarce in situations where there is a dearth of trees and shrubs. The extreme aberration illustrated was... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-22mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/201919SY98 Wareham
15/09/201919SY98 Wareham
05/09/201919SY98 Wareham
04/09/201919SY98 Wareham
30/08/201919SU00 Wimborne

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