Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Varied Coronet
Hadena compta

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2170 / 73.282

Davey, P., 2009: Confirmed as a resident British species in Kent in 1948, the larva feeding on the ripening seeds of sweet william (Dianthus barbatus). The species subsequently spread northwards and westwards to much of south-east England and east Anglia, to Berkshire in the 1970s, and to Hampshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire during the 1980s. In Dorset, the moth was first recorded on the coast in 1992 in a north-easterly airflow, again on the coast two years later, then inland from... Read More

Recorded in 10 (25%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2013.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Sweet-William and Bladder Campion
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/201319ST80 Blandford
29/06/2009+9SU10 Verwood
11/06/200919ST90 Spetisbury
10/06/200819ST72 Stour Provost
17/06/200619ST72 Stour Provost

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