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Olive Crescent
Trisateles emortualis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2495 / 72.070

Davey, P., 2009: A rare deciduous woodland species that still occurs in Essex, and was found to be widespread in the Chilterns in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire in 1962, but has not been seen there since the 1980s. Singletons noted elsewhere in south-east England are believed to be migrants. The larva feeds in bunches of withered oak (Quercus spp.) and beech (Fagus sylvatica) leaves that are still attached to fallen twigs; the caterpillar skeletonises the leaves.

In Dorset, the moth has... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2001.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14mm
Flight: June-July
Foodplant:   Oak, Beech
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/201819SZ07 Swanage
11/07/201419ST91 Tarrant Gunville
15/07/200319SY66 Portland Bill
06/07/200119SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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