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Marbled Clover
Heliothis viriplaca

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2401 / 73.072

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species in south-east Britain, now restricted to a handful of counties in south-east England and East Anglia, the larva feeding on the flowers and seeds of herbaceous plants. In Dorset, there is slim evidence to support a resident status for this species. Any colony that was once established has long been extinguished by the loss of unimproved herb-rich grassland habitat on chalky soils since the Second World War. The following record was from a typical habitat for... Read More

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Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Many plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
30/06/201919SY66 Portland Bill
08/08/199719SU00 Wimborne
09/08/199519ST91 Tarrant Gunville
01/08/199519SY98 Wareham

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