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Common Heath
Ematurga atomaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1952 / 70.275

Davey, P., 2009: A common species of heathland and moorland in Britain, the larva feeding on heather (Calluna spp.), heath (Erica spp.), trefoil (Lotus spp.), vetch (Vicia spp.) and clover (Trifolium spp.). In Dorset, the moth is locally abundant on heathland, but rare elsewhere. The two sites well away from sandy soil are a disused railway line at Powerstock Common, where ill-drained calcareous clay embankments support trefoils and meadow vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis) plants, and Ackling... Read More

Recorded in 20 (50%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Heathers
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
28/06/201919SU00 Wimborne
28/06/201929SY99 Lytchett Matravers
12/06/201929SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
30/05/201919SY98 Wareham
22/05/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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