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Lunar Underwing
Anchoscelis lunosa

(Haworth, 1809) 2270 / 73.193
=Omphaloscelis lunosa

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain and rare further north, the larva feeding on various grasses. In Dorset, this highly variable moth is widespread and common, increasing to abundant on unimproved grassland.

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/11/201919SY98 Wareham
09/11/201919SY98 Wareham
08/11/201919SY98 Wareham
06/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
06/11/201929SY98 Wareham

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