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Brighton Wainscot
Oria musculosa

(Hübner, [1808]) 2378 / 73.143

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species of unimproved arable that occurred in suitable localities in central southern England before a rapid decline about 1980, the larva feeding on the inner stems and seeds of grasses (Poaceae spp.) and cereal crops such as wheat, rye, oats and barley. This species seems to have succumbed to the changes in agricultural practices in recent years, not least the widespread application of chemicals to cereal crops and the consequent contamination of field boundaries, plus... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1959.
Last Recorded in 1963.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Red List: Possibly Extinct (PE)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/196319ST81 Shillingstone
24/07/195919ST81 Shillingstone

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