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Large Ranunculus
Polymixis flavicincta
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Small Ranunculus
Hecatera dysodea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2165 / 73.280

Davey, P., 2009: A species resident locally in southern England and south Wales, largely disappearing by the start of the twentieth century and then reappearing in 1997 along the Thames estuary in north Kent, the larva feeding on the flowers and seeds of wild and cultivated lettuce (Lactuca spp.). The distribution of the moth in the nineteenth century coincided with that of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola), although the distribution of the latter has remained largely unchanged... Read More

Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-15mm
Flight: Probably two generations: late April - October
Foodplant:   Prickly Lettuce, Great lettuce
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/201919SZ09 Poole
01/01/1800 to 31/12/1880+9SZ09 Poole

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