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Bordered Sallow
Pyrrhia umbra

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2399 / 73.070

Davey, P., 2009: A species found mainly in south-east Britain, more coastal elsewhere but largely absent from Scotland, the larva feeding on restharrow (Ononis spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density along the coastal belt. The records listed below refer to occasional singletons that turn up inland. These may either be wanderers from the coast or originate from colonies on what remains of unimproved grassland on chalky or clay soils inland where common restharrow (Ononis repens) is still... Read More

Recorded in 24 (60%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Restharrow
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Early Grey  |  Spotted Clover Moth >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham
24/07/2019+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth
17/07/201919SZ07 Swanage
10/07/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
08/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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