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Silvery Arches
Polia hepatica

(Clerck, 1759) 2149 / 73.260

Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species confined to acid soils in the British Isles, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants before hibernation and the young foliage of shrubs and trees, including birch (Betulae spp.) and sallow (Salix spp.), during the following spring. In Dorset, there are historical records close to substantial old oak/birch in Bere Wood before it was felled and replaced with conifer, and from old oak/birch woodland in the north-east of the... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 1903.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 21-25mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows, also Bog-myrtle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/190319SU01 Cranborne

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