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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2118 / 73.338

Davey, P., 2009: The commonest heathland macromoth species in Britain, the larva feeding on heather (Calluna vulgaris) and bell heather (Erica cinerea). In Dorset, the moth is abundant on heathland. In favourable years trap totals are large, for example, 5000 at Furzebrook in 1972 and 2400 at Matchams in 1986. There are many observations of short or medium-range dispersal away from heathland, see also the Narrow-winged Pug1846 account. Interestingly, colonisation away from... Read More

Recorded in 33 (83%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< White-marked | Dotted Rustic >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/201919SY98 Wareham
28/08/201919SY98 Wareham
27/08/201929SY98 Wareham
26/08/201919SY98 Wareham
25/08/201919SY98 Wareham

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