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Spotted Sulphur
Acontia trabealis

(Scopoli, 1763) 2414 / 73.029
=Emmelia trabealis

Davey, P., 2009: A species of herb-rich fields and waste ground that occurred in the Breck district of east Anglia until 1960, and is now presumed extinct, the larva feeding on the flowers and leaves of field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). In Dorset, the moth has been recorded on one occasion: Scar Bank, to dining room light on 28 July 1947 (A Russell). The moth was likely to have been an immigrant from eastern France transported to the UK on south-easterly winds. Abroad, the moth is found in... Read More

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1947.
Last Recorded in 1947.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm.
Flight: One generation May-July. (Aug)
Foodplant:   Field Bindweed
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/07/194719SZ07 Swanage

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