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Beautiful Gothic
Leucochlaena oditis

(Hübner, [1822]) 2226 / 73.178

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species confined to the southern coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Hampshire, the larva feeding nocturnally on grasses including common couch (Elytrigia repens) and annual meadow grass (Poa annua). In Dorset, this handsome moth is common and occasionally abundant on undercliff habitat on Portland and on Purbeck. It also colonises sand dune habitat on Studland and, historically, at Sandbanks and at Bournemouth. "The species seems to be established from Portland along... Read More

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Recorded in 7 (18%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 28 - 36mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   various grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/2019159SY66 Portland Bill
02/10/201949SY67 Portland / Weymouth
21/09/201919SY66 Portland Bill
15/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
11/09/2019209SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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