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Brindled Beauty
Lycia hirtaria

(Clerck, 1759) 1927 / 70.248

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring throughout England and Wales, but more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is widespread but rarely common. There is no indication of any favoured habitat from the records available. The larva has been found feeding on sallow (Salix spp.) in Hurn Forest.

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/201919ST61 Sherborne
15/05/201919SY98 Wareham
15/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
12/05/201919SZ09 Poole
12/05/201919ST40 Beaminster

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