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Double Dart
Graphiphora augur

(Fabricius, 1775) 2114 / 73.351

Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species in Britain and largely absent from the south-west, the larva feeding on the buds of various deciduous tree species following hibernation in woodland, parkland, fens and marshes. In Dorset, the moth has been seen only a handful of times and none of the most recent dates coincide with airflows from abroad. Whether its status in the county is that of a rare resident at very low density, a transitory resident, or an immigrant from within the UK, is... Read More

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Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1851.
Last Recorded in 1995.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Sallows, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, birches and other plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/199519SY67 Portland / Weymouth
01/01/1976 to 31/12/1979+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth
30/06/1851+9ST60 Cerne Abbas

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