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Brindled Ochre
Dasypolia templi

(Thunberg, 1792) 2229 / 73.234

Davey, P., 2009: A mainly coastal species in south-west England and Wales, but widespread in northern Britain, the larva feeding in the stems and roots of hogweed (Heracleum spondylium) and wild angelica (Angelica sylvestris). This species is an alpine and arctic relic, so its presence in southern England is remarkable. Whereas males perish by the end of November, females hibernate in rock crevices, drystone walls and buildings, and lay their eggs during the spring on the stems of the... Read More

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Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Wild Angelica and Hogweed
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
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
26/10/201929SY88 Wool / Lulworth
14/11/201819SZ07 Swanage
15/10/201819SY67 Portland / Weymouth
03/10/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
03/11/201539SZ07 Swanage

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