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Mottled Beauty
Alcis repandata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1941 / 70.265

Davey, P., 2009: A common species over much of Britain, the larva feeding on a wide variety of deciduous tree, shrub and plant species. In Dorset, the moth is common in deciduous woodland and scarce away from the shelter of such habitat - the species has yet to be trapped on Portland. A small percentage of Mottled Beauty has the central area of the forewing and the hindwing as a contrasting broad dark band; this striking form is called ab. conversaria.

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-26mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Woody plants
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
08/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
07/08/201919SY98 Wareham
05/08/2019+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
03/08/2019+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
02/08/2019+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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