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Dorset Cream Wave
Stegania trimaculata (Villers, 1789)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1888a / 70.210
Photo © Paul Butter,  male

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Foodplant:   Poplar
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Davey, P., 2009: A south-European species which became established in the Brussels area around 1984, and has subsequently spread out towards the north of Belgium. The moth has been noted on three occasions in Britain, the larva feeds on poplar (Populus spp.) The first individual was trapped in Dorset by B Withers at Wareham on 13 June 1978. A second Dorset example was trapped on Portland, 11 May 2008 (M Cade). The weather was characterised by east or north-easterly airflows from Germany and the Low Counties on both occasions.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1978.
Last Recorded in 2008.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/200819SY67 - Portland / Weymouth
14/06/197819SY98 - Wareham
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