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Lunar Double-stripe
Minucia lunaris

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2456 / 72.086

Davey, P., 2009: An extinct resident and irregular immigrant species mainly to south-east England, the larva feeding nocturnally on the tender foliage of oak (Quercus spp.) springing from the stumps of felled trees, a requirement similar to that of the Orange Upperwing2257. The species occurred in Kent between 1942 and 1958, and in Sussex between 1873 and 1880 and again there in the early 1950s in old woodland where mature oaks were being harvested. In Dorset, three moths have been recorded at... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 1993.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 23-26mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/199319SU00 Wimborne
24/05/199219SZ07 Swanage
21/05/199219SZ07 Swanage

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