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Rosy Marbled
Elaphria venustula

(Hübner, 1790) 2396 / 73.091

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to south-east England, but in recent years has spread westwards, the larva feeding on tormentil (Potentilla erecta). In Dorset, the species was first encountered in the far east of the county at Matchams in 1986, and up to 2007 just a handful of sites elsewhere across the Poole Basin. In these places the species favours open woodland on sandy soils, particularly where bracken flourishes in warm, sheltered gulleys: Trigon, five at MV on 13 July 1996 (C... Read More

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Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Tormentil and Creeping Cinquefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis
10/07/201919SY98 Wareham
07/07/201919SY98 Wareham
04/07/201919ST71 Sturminster Newton
04/07/201919SY98 Wareham

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