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Brindled White-spot
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Engrailed
Ectropis crepuscularia

(Goeze, 1781) 1947 / 70.270
=Ectropis bistortata

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is common in deciduous woodland and occasional to frequent elsewhere. There are no records of the species being trapped on Portland to date. The peak of the second brood is nearly three times larger than that of the first. The national norm is for two generations in southern Britain, but in Dorset, occasional third generation... Read More

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-22mm
Flight: March - May and June - August
Foodplant:   Woody plants
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
11/09/201919SZ07 Swanage
07/09/201919SZ07 Swanage
20/08/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
03/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
01/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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