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Stilbia anomala

(Haworth, 1812) 2394 / 73.061

Davey, P., 2009: A local moorland species in the north and west of Britain, and on heathland in Cornwall, Dorset and Hampshire, the larva feeding on wavy hair-grass (Deschampsia flexuosa) and other grasses. In Dorset, the moth is very local and at low density being confined mainly to the sandy soils in the Poole Basin where its primary foodsource is likely to be bristle bent (Agrostis curtisii), wavy hair-grass is distinctly local and absent from many of the heathland blocks where the moth... Read More

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Recorded in 12 (30%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Wavy Hair-grass and Tufted Hair-grass
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
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
18/09/201919SY89 Bere Regis
12/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
07/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
16/09/201839SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
12/09/201819SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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