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Levant Blackneck
Tathorhynchus exsiccata

(Lederer, 1855) 2296 / 72.065

Davey, P., 2009: The first UK record of this cosmopolitan tropical species was from Maidencombe in Devon during March 1942. It has been seen just ten times up to the end of the twentieth century, but in 2004 a further ten records were added, the larva reputedly feeds on indigo (Indigofera sp.) and lucerne (Medicago sativa).

In Dorset, the moth has been recorded on eight occasions at light traps, all coinciding with the phenomenal winter immigration of February 2004: West Bexington, on 11... Read More

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Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2015.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/12/201519SY66 Portland Bill
10/07/201519SY39 Lyme Regis
15/02/200419SY79 Puddletown
13/02/200419SY79 Puddletown
12/02/200429SY66 Portland Bill

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