Erebidae : Hypenodinae
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Marsh Oblique-barred
Hypenodes humidalis

Doubleday, 1850 2485 / 72.060

Davey, P., 2009: A local and potentially under-recorded species in lowland Britain, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth which is visually more micro than macro (for example roughly one third the size of Pleuroptya ruralis1405), is mainly confined to acid bogs within the Poole Basin where it is usually frequent.

Given this very specific biotype, a potential candidate host foodplant might be purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea spp.). The moth has been noted on three... Read More

Recorded in 14 (35%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 6-8mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham
23/07/2019+9SY99 Lytchett Matravers
06/09/201819SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
29/06/201819SY98 Wareham

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