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Barred Red
Hylaea fasciaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1962 / 70.284

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed single-brooded species in Britain, the larva feeding on norway spruce (Picea abies), douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and other conifer trees species. In Dorset, the moth is locally common in conifer plantations and where scots pine is self-sown on heathland. The green form of the moth, ab. prasinana, has been seen in Dorset on two occasions: Studland, 23 July 1994 (R McCormick), and Durlston, on 10 June 2006 (P Davey);... Read More

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lodgepole Pine
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
05/10/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
04/10/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
19/09/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
12/09/201919SY98 Wareham
11/09/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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