Geometridae : Ennominae
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Charissa obscurata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1964 / 70.287

Davey, P., 2009: A species mainly confined to the British coastline, but also found locally inland across southern Britain, the larva feeding on heather (Calluna spp.), trefoil (Lotus spp.), common rock-rose (Heliathemum nummularium), cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.), and other herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth colonises two distinctly different biotypes. The first is damp heathland across the Poole Basin where heather and marsh cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris) are potential host foodplants.... Read More

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Recorded in 20 (50%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Bird's-foot Trefoil, Creeping Cinquefoil, Wild Strawberry, Salad Burnet
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2019109SY66 Portland Bill
11/09/201969SY67 Portland / Weymouth
25/08/201919SY87 Lulworth coast
24/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
15/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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