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Silver Hook
Deltote uncula

(Clerck, 1759) 2412 / 73.026
=Protodeltote uncula

Davey, P., 2009: A local fen, bog, heath and moorland species in Britain, the larva feeds on sedges and grasses. In Dorset, the moth is at low density in wet heathland and mire (the same habitat occupied by the Small Grass Emerald1670), falling within the confines of the Poole Basin. "Few suitable localities exist in the county, and it is not common in these, nor present in all of them." (W Parkinson Curtis ms). Wood-sedge (Carex sylvatica) and tufted hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa) are the... Read More

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Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses, sedges and rushes
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/201619SZ09 Poole
02/08/201519SU00 Wimborne
28/07/201419SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
11/07/201419SY99 Lytchett Matravers
05/07/2014+9SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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