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Dark Brocade
Mniotype adusta

(Esper, 1790) 2250 / 73.238
=Blepharita adusta

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species in southern England where it occurs in lightly wooded habitat and in fens, but widespread in northern Britain on moorland, the larva is polyphagous on herbaceous plants and deciduous shrubs. This species appears to have become extinct in Dorset, in line with the trend across much of southern Britain. The last record was nearly forty years ago, but even then it was a scarce species. "I find this insect difficult to assess, its occurrence in Dorset is... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 1965.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/06/196519ST81 Shillingstone
12/06/196329ST80 Blandford
02/06/196019ST81 Shillingstone
10/05/195919ST81 Shillingstone
08/06/195719SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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