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Small Scallop
Idaea emarginata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1712 / 70.015

Davey, P., 2009: A local single-brooded species confined to southern England and Wales, the polyphagous larva feeding on low plants, grasses and fallen leaves for example birch (Betula spp.). In Dorset, the moth is very local, forming isolated colonies on marshy ground and wet flushes on wetland sites across the county. Colonies are present on the southern and western flanks of Poole Harbour, in the Stour valley, Luckford Lake and the Moors River.

Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws and Field Bindweed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
21/07/201919SY98 Wareham
14/07/201919SY98 Wareham
12/07/201929SY98 Wareham
12/07/201919ST61 Sherborne

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