Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Haworth's Minor
Celaena haworthii

(Curtis, 1829) 2367 / 73.118

Davey, P., 2009: A moorland species in northern Britain, a fenland species in East Anglia, and found in river valley habitat in Hampshire, the larva feeding in the inner stems of rushes (Juncus spp.), club-rush (Scirpus spp.) and cotton grass (Eriophorum spp.); the foodplant in Hamshire is unknown. In Dorset, a strong colony was detected about seventy-five years ago at Morden Bog where cotton grass may have hosted the species. The last record was from 1937. An old record from the nineteenth... Read More

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Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 1937.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-14mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Common Cottongrass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/193719SY99 Lytchett Matravers
29/08/193719SY99 Lytchett Matravers
23/08/193719SY99 Lytchett Matravers
21/08/193719SY99 Lytchett Matravers
19/08/193729SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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