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Hydraecia petasitis

Doubleday, 1847 2362 / 73.124

Davey, P., 2009: A sparsely distributed species in England, the larva feeding on the roots and inner stems of butterbur (Petasites hybridus). In Dorset, the moth is local and under-researched. The foodplant is virtually absent from Purbeck and sandy soils, but forms colonies along streams and sometimes on damp verges in the west and north of the county. It is likely that the moth will be found in any site that supports reasonable quantities of butterbur. Actinic light trapping among their... Read More

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Recorded in 8 (20%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1947.
Last Recorded in 2002.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Butterbur
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/200219SY79 Puddletown
20/07/200219SY79 Puddletown
16/07/200219SY79 Puddletown
13/07/200219SY79 Puddletown
04/08/199919SY79 Puddletown

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