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Green-brindled Crescent
Allophyes oxyacanthae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2245 / 73.068

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common amongst hawthorn and blackthorn, and locally abundant among blackthorn thickets on coastal undercliffs; it is largely absent from open heathland and scrub-free habitats. The industrial melanic, ab. capucina is seldom seen; "the variation in Dorset consists in the greater or lesser development of the iridescent green scaling, and in the... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Dog-rose, Crab Apple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/201919ST61 Sherborne
26/11/201919ST61 Sherborne
24/11/201919ST61 Sherborne
23/11/201919SZ07 Swanage
23/11/201919SY49 Bridport

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