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Bordered Straw
Heliothis peltigera
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Scarce Bordered Straw
Helicoverpa armigera

(Hübner, 1808) 2400 / 73.076

Davey, P., 2009: A regular immigrant species to southern Britain, most often recorded in southern coastal counties, and becoming progressively scarcer further north, the polyphagous larva feeding on wide variety of plants in the tropics and sub-tropics and in Britain occasionally found on imported fruits and cultivated flowers. In Dorset, records of this species date as far back as 1826, and its status is of a fairly regular, but often low-density immigrant whose total numbers vary annually... Read More

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: Recorded all months (most September - October)
Foodplant:   Scarlet Geranium and Yellow-rattle and others
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/10/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
08/10/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
06/10/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
06/10/201929SY48 Burton Bradstock
05/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury

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