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Flame Brocade
Trigonophora flammea

(Esper, 1785) 2251 / 73.229

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in the Channel Islands, resident on the south coast of Sussex between 1855 and 1892, and noted as a rare immigrant subsequently, the larva is polyphagous. This handsome and once very rare visitor to Dorset which was first seen on Portland in 1959 and then again at Durlston in 1978, has become an almost annual immigrant, being seen on sixteen out of the past twenty years. With thirty examples trapped at Durlston to date, roughly half the county tally, the moth... Read More

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Recorded in 11 (28%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1989.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-24mm
Flight: October-November
Foodplant:   Meadow Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Blackthorn and Broom
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/201939SY88 Wool / Lulworth
29/10/201919SZ07 Swanage
28/10/201929SY88 Wool / Lulworth
27/10/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
24/10/201919SZ07 Swanage

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