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Axylia putris

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2098 / 73.328

Davey, P., 2009: A lowland species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, this invariable moth is ubiquitous and frequent to common, but rarely abundant. The national norm is for a single brood in June and July, and this is the case in Dorset, but many individuals noted in May and again in September, suggest an occasional additional bivoltine cycle. Unusually high numbers of adults were trapped on 28 June, 3 August and 10 August 1994; see... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: June - July and September
Foodplant:   Many low growing plants
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
13/09/201919ST40 Beaminster
11/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
09/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
08/09/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
03/09/201919SY79 Puddletown

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