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Spotted Clover Moth
Protoschinia scutosa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2405 / 73.071
=Schinia scutosa

Davey, P., 2009: A very rare immigrant species seen less than fifty times in Britain, headquartered in eastern Europe, in North Africa and southern Iberia, and an occasional transitory resident in central and southern Europe. The larva feeds on field wormwood (Artemesia campestris) and goosefoot (Chenopodium spp.). In Dorset, the moth has been seen on one occasion. "One in my garden. It was feeding in bright sunshine on a flowering plant, and although only about three feet from me, was very... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1945.
Last Recorded in 1945.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-16mm
Flight: May - Sept
Foodplant:   Wormwood and goosefoots
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/194519SZ09 Poole

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