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Cerastis leucographa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2140 / 73.337

Davey, P., 2009: A very local woodland species with a scattered distribution restricted to Wales and England, the larva foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth has been found in alder swamp habitat on Jurassic clay soil. In the absence of knowledge about the precise habitat requirements of this species, no recommendations can be proposed other than to monitor for the continued presence of the species on the Dorset Wildlife Trust managed reserve: Powerstock Common, at MV light, two on 31 March... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 1998.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Probably herbaceous plants
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
24/03/199819SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
06/04/199769SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
04/04/199729SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
31/03/199729SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
26/04/199619SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe

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