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Anchoscelis litura
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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2267 / 73.186

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain and rare in Scotland, the larva feeding on various grasses, herbaceous plants and hawthorn (Crataegus spp.). In Dorset, this highly variable moth is widespread and ranges from abundant on unimproved grassland on chalky soils, although numbers vary enormously from year to year, to common on dry, grassy heathland, and finally to low density in woodland.

Certain forms of this moth can be similar to the Brown-spot Pinion2266.... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
06/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
28/11/201919SY98 Wareham
24/11/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
23/11/201919SY49 Bridport

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