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Scarce Prominent
Odontosia carmelita

(Esper, [1798]) 2010 / 71.023

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, occurring most often in southern England, with a few outlying colonies elsewhere in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betulae spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, occurring most widely in sandy localities that support birch. The Scarce Prominent also occurs in old oak and birch woodland on clay and chalky soils in the north-east of the county.

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Recorded in 15 (38%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/05/201929SY89 Bere Regis
25/04/201919SY98 Wareham
25/04/2019+9SY98 Wareham
23/04/201919SY98 Wareham
23/04/2019+9SY98 Wareham

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