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Southern Chestnut
Anchoscelis haematidea

(Duponchel, 1827) 2264a / 73.191
=Agrochola haematidea

Davey, P., 2009: A recent addition to the British list following the discovery of a colony in Sussex in 1990, and then in Hampshire in 1996. Abroad, the moth occurs locally in heathland habitat, often where ericaceous plants form an understorey to heathland trees, in north and east Iberia and much of France except the north-east. The larva feeds on the young leaves and flowers of bell heather (Erica cinerea) and cross-leaved heath (Erica tetralix). It is reputed to reject ling (Calluna... Read More

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Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: October
Foodplant:   Bell Heather and Cross-leaved Heath
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: RDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/10/201939SZ09 Poole
26/10/201959SZ09 Poole
26/10/201929SZ09 Poole
26/10/201929SZ09 Poole
26/10/201939SZ09 Poole

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