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Bordered Gothic
Sideridis reticulata

(Goeze, 1781) 2153 / 73.277
=Heliophobus reticulata

Davey, P., 2009: A local and declining species restricted to chalky soil in south-eastern Britain, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth has undergone a steep decline and is now likely to be extinct. The last locality from which there were regular sightings was on Portland. Occasional singletons have been seen subsequently, but there have been no potential resident records since 1998. Up until the 1960s, colonies of the moth were established locally on unimproved chalky grassland... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (25%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1927.
Last Recorded in 2005.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Soapwort
Red List: Possibly Extinct (PE)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book (proposed)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/200519SY58 Abbotsbury
13/06/199719SY58 Abbotsbury
26/05/199719SY88 Wool / Lulworth
14/07/199619SY66 Portland Bill
24/06/199619SY66 Portland Bill

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