Erebidae : Rivulinae
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Straw Dot
Rivula sericealis

(Scopoli, 1763) 2474 / 72.002

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding nocturnally on false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) and tor-grass (Brachypodium pinnatum). In Dorset, the moth is common in woodland where false brome occurs, and in fens and river valley habitat. It is largely absent from heathland and elsewhere in open, dry situations. The moth is double brooded in the county with the peak of the second brood nearly twice the size, on average, as the peak... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Grasses
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
15/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
11/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
08/10/201939SY49 Bridport
05/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
04/10/201919SY79 Puddletown

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