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Large Ranunculus
Polymixis flavicincta

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2252 / 73.237

Davey, P., 2009: A local species with an obscure ecology and confined to southern and eastern England where it occurs on disparate biotypes, the larva is polyphagous on herbaceous plants and deciduous shrubs. In Dorset, the moth occupies two rather different habitats, and in both it is at low density. The first is along the west Dorset coast, commencing at Weymouth and Portland (where it was once frequent), and thence westward to Lyme Regis. The second is river valley habitat, and these include... Read More

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Recorded in 24 (60%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
13/10/2019109SY66 Portland Bill
13/10/201919ST61 Sherborne
10/10/201939SY58 Abbotsbury
07/10/201939SY58 Abbotsbury

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