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Shears
Hada plebeja

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2147 / 73.273
=Hada nana

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on the roots of Compositae species including dandelion (Taraxacum spp.) and hawk's-beards (Crepis spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent to common on dry unimproved grassland on chalky and sandy soils; it is at low density or absent within woodland and wetland. The moth is double-brooded in the county, with a second generation between mid July and mid August; however, the following light trap records... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous 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
01/08/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
15/07/201929SY97 Purbeck coast
13/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
11/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
08/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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