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Feathered Brindle
Aporophyla australis

(Humphreys & Westwood, 1843) 2230 / 73.230

Davey, P., 2009: A mainly coastal species confined to the southern-most counties of England, the larva feeding on various grasses and herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant locally in unimproved coastal grassland from Purbeck westwards. Larvae have been found on sea campion (Silene uniflora) at Ferrybridge, so shingle habitat evidently provides an additional habitat. Singletons elsewhere are possibly dispersed individuals, but small numbers year on year from Woolgarston... Read More

Recorded in 15 (38%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Low growing plants, Sea Campion, Bramble etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/201919SZ07 Swanage
13/10/201919SZ07 Swanage
13/10/2019259SY66 Portland Bill
12/10/201919SY49 Bridport
11/10/201919SY49 Bridport

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