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Feathered Ear
Pachetra sagittigera

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2151 / 73.262

Davey, P., 2009: Last seen in 1963, this species is believed to be extinct in Britain. It was formerly restricted to a handful of localities on calcareous soil in southern England, the larva feeding on various grasses, particularly meadow-grasses (Poa spp.). In Dorset, there is one record: Portland, (R Bretherton, South London Ent. Soc. Proc., 1964, p27).

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1963.
Last Recorded in 1963.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20
Flight: Mid May-late June
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
196319SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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