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Clouded Silver
Lomographa temerata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1958 / 70.280

Davey, P., 2009: A common species across southern Britain, more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on hawthorn (Crateagus spp.), blackthorn (Prunus spp.), apple (Malus spp) and aspen (Populus tremens). In Dorset, the moth is most frequent amongst hawthorn and blackthorn, and least common on open heathland. The national norm is for a single brood in May and June, however, the prolonged flight period of three months in Dorset is unlikely to be a single emergence, and two broods are suspected. The... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple
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
21/08/201919SY98 Wareham
18/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
13/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham
31/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
26/07/201919SY98 Wareham

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