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Morris's Wainscot
Photedes morrisii

(Dale, 1837) 2346 / 73.148

Davey, P. (2009): This species is resident in Britain only along a relatively short stretch of coast between south-east Devon and south-west Dorset, the larva feeding internally on tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). The first British moth was discovered by F Morris at Charmouth in 1837. In Dorset, it is restricted to landslip habitat on lias soils along a ten-kilometer stretch between Lyme Regis and Eype where it is common very locally amongst dense tall fescue. Landslip comprising jurassic and... Read More

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Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1837.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Tall Fescue
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
26/06/201619SY39 Lyme Regis
24/07/201519SY39 Lyme Regis
24/06/201539SY39 Lyme Regis
12/07/201419SY39 Lyme Regis

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