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White Spot
Hadena albimacula

(Borkhausen, 1792) 2172 / 73.284

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to the southern most counties of England, occurring very locally on shingle beaches and on chalky cliffs along the coast, the larva feeding on the ripening seeds of nottingham catchfly (Silene nutans) and on sweet william (Dianthus barbatus). In Dorset, the moth is common very locally on the chalk cliffs of the Purbeck coast. Nottingham catchfly is a very local plant in the county, and tends to be restricted to the edges and faces of coastal chalk cliffs.... Read More

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Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Nottingham Catchfly
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
11/06/2016+9SY78 Broadmayne
06/06/201619SY69 Dorchester / Sydling
13/05/201419SY88 Wool / Lulworth
04/06/201119SY79 Puddletown

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