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Tawny Pinion
Lithophane semibrunnea

(Haworth, 1809) 2235 / 73.200

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species restricted to southern Britain, the larva feeding on ash (Fraxinus excelsior). The moth, a hibernator, pairs during the spring. It is an infrequent visitor to light traps, more often encountered at ivy blossom in the autumn or at sallow blossom during the spring. It is also attracted to sugar bait. In Dorset, the moth is widespread but local and at low density. It favours isolated ash trees or ash trees forming hedgerows in open situations such as river... Read More

Recorded in 25 (63%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1927.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: October - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Ash
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/03/2019+9SY79 Puddletown
23/03/201919SY79 Puddletown
23/03/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
22/03/201919SY79 Puddletown
13/11/201819SY49 Bridport

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