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Triphosa dubitata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1790 / 70.123

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to southern Britain, the larva feeding on buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus). In Dorset, the dearth of recent records indicates that the species is at low ebb. The only recent resident record is of a post-hibernated individual in buckthorn-rich habitat on Fontmell Down. Old records suggest that colonies existed amongst scrub on chalk downland sites inland and in alder buckthorn localities in the Poole Basin. Coastal... Read More

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Recorded in 12 (30%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2015.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-22mm
Flight: August - Oct ober(April - May after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/201519ST91 Tarrant Gunville
28/07/201419ST61 Sherborne
27/07/201219ST82 Shaftesbury / Gillingham
13/08/200919ST82 Shaftesbury / Gillingham
13/04/200719SY58 Abbotsbury

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