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Cerastis leucographa ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2140 / 73.337
Photo © Terry Box

Similar Dorset Species
Red Chestnut
Cerastis rubricosa
Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Probably herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Davey, P., 2009: A very local woodland species with a scattered distribution restricted to Wales and England, the larva foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth has been found in alder swamp habitat on Jurassic clay soil. In the absence of knowledge about the precise habitat requirements of this species, no recommendations can be proposed other than to monitor for the continued presence of the species on the Dorset Wildlife Trust managed reserve: Powerstock Common, at MV light, two on 31 March 1997 and two more on 4 April 1997 (D Foot, M Forster).

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 1998.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/03/199819SY59 - Powerstock / Kingcombe
06/04/199769SY59 - Powerstock / Kingcombe
04/04/199729SY59 - Powerstock / Kingcombe
31/03/199729SY59 - Powerstock / Kingcombe
26/04/199619SY59 - Powerstock / Kingcombe
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