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Nut-tree Tussock
Colocasia coryli

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2425 / 73.032

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread woodland species in Britain, the larva feeding on beech (Fagus sylvatica), hazel (>Corylus avellana) and birch (Betulae spp.), and other deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and ranges from frequent to common in beech plantation and woodland containing substantial hazel understorey, to occasional in open habitat. The peak of the second brood is roughly one third smaller than that of the first brood. Potential third brood examples recorded in warmer... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: April - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Hazel, birches, Beech, oaks, other trees
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
10/09/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
07/08/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
03/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
03/08/201919SZ09 Poole
03/08/2019+9SZ07 Swanage

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