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Miller
Acronicta leporina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2280 / 73.040

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.) and alder (Alnus glutinosa), and occasionally other deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is frequent on birch-rich heathland on sandy soils, in woodland containing mature birch or alder on any soil, and among alder-rich fen, swamp and river valleys. The few individuals trapped away from birch and alder suggests dispersal. A single old record of larvae found on western... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/201919SY98 Wareham
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham
21/07/201919SY98 Wareham
20/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
19/07/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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