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Ni Moth
Trichoplusia ni

(Hübner, 1803) 2432 / 73.003

Davey, P., 2009: A scarce immigrant species, resident in the tropics and sub-tropics and a transitory resident to southern Europe, recorded mainly from southern counties of England and Wales, the polyphagous larva feeding on a wide range of plants. In the sub-tropics it is probably continuously brooded, and immigrants to the Mediterranean region in the spring spawn further broods that increase in size and expand northwards through the year. In Dorset, the moth visits the county irregularly and... Read More

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Recorded in 22 (55%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly May - October
Foodplant:   Sea Rocket, marigolds, Hawkweed, others
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2017+9SY58 Abbotsbury
26/08/201719SZ07 Swanage
22/08/201719SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
27/12/201529SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
27/12/201519SY49 Bridport

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