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Crimson Speckled
Utetheisa pulchella

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2054 / 72.034

Davey, P., 2009: A rare immigrant species to southern Britain, and resident in southern Iberia and Africa, the larva feeding on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, this enigmatic and exotic moth has been recorded in the nineteenth century: 1871(10), 1874(2), 1875(1), 1876(3), 1882(1), 1892(1), 1893(1), in the twentieth century: 1929(1), 1961(2), 1990(4) and 1992(1), and in the twenty-first century: 2006(5). The moth is sometimes accompanied by Silver-striped Hawk1993, for example in 1990 and in 2006.... Read More

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Recorded in 8 (20%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-22mm
Flight: May to October (mostly in the autumn)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/10/201719SZ07 Swanage
16/12/201519SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
04/10/201329SZ07 Swanage
04/10/201329SZ07 Swanage
02/10/201319SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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