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Blossom Underwing
Orthosia miniosa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2183 / 73.243

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern and western Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset the moth is local, at low density and a decreased species. The species seems to prefer the soft, young foliage of pendunculate oak (Quercus robur) and sessile oak (Quercus petraea) resulting from coppicing, grazing or forestry within old oak woods, plus the scrubby oaks that grow on sandy soil. The moth is particularly common at Rooksmoor and at Deadmoor Common in the Blackmore... Read More

Recorded in 21 (53%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1946.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: March- April
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/201919ST71 - Sturminster Newton
14/05/201919ST71 - Sturminster Newton
21/04/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
31/03/201419SY66 Portland Bill
04/05/201319ST80 Blandford

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