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Marbled White Spot
Protodeltote pygarga

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2410 / 73.024
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Davey, P., 2009: A local species found mainly in south-east England, and absent from northern England and Scotland, the larva feeding on purple moor-grass (Molinia caerulea) and false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum). In Dorset, the moth is locally abundant in wet heaths, conifer plantations and bog habitat in the Poole Basin where purple moor-grass is dominant. Elsewhere, the moth occurs at low density in wooded localities, and in these situations false brome is one of the host foodplants.... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/201919SY98 Wareham
06/08/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
03/08/201919SZ09 Poole
02/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham
02/08/201919SU00 Wimborne

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