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Black-veined Moth
Siona lineata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1966 / 70.291

Davey, P. (2009): A much-decreased species, formerly local in southern England, now restricted to a few localities in Kent, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth used to occur in the south-western sector of the Blackmoor Vale, presumably at a time when the Vale contained large areas of unimproved neutral grassland on ill-drained clay soil. Today, there is probably less than one hundred acres of this valuable habitat left, due to the widespread draining, and in many cases,... Read More

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Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1836.
Last Recorded in 1960.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Wild Marjoram, Common Knapweed and Common Bird's-foot Trefoil
Red List: Critically Endangered (CR)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/01/1960 to 31/12/1969+9ST70 Hazelbury Bryan
29/06/1847+9ST60 Cerne Abbas
29/06/1837+9ST61 Sherborne
27/06/1836+9ST61 Sherborne

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