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Brindled White-spot
Parectropis similaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1950 / 70.273

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern England and Wales, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), birch (Betula spp.) and occasionally lime (Tilia spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local, at low density, and primarily associated with mature birch and oak woodland.

Recorded in 16 (40%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, Hazel, Hawthorn, birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/201919SY98 Wareham
06/06/2018+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
09/06/201719SY89 Bere Regis
31/05/201719SY99 Lytchett Matravers
04/07/201619SZ09 Poole

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