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Nut-tree Tussock
Colocasia coryli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Pantheinae
2425 / 73.032
Photo © Martin Wood

Similar Dorset Species: None
Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: April - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Hazel, birches, Beech, oaks, other trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread woodland species in Britain, the larva feeding on beech (Fagus sylvatica), hazel (>Corylus avellana) and birch (Betulae spp.), and other deciduous trees. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and ranges from frequent to common in beech plantation and woodland containing substantial hazel understorey, to occasional in open habitat. The peak of the second brood is roughly one third smaller than that of the first brood. Potential third brood examples recorded in warmer than average summers follow: Iwerne Minster, at MV on 9 October 1955, 25 September 1967 (H Moore), Shaggs, at MV on 27 September 2001 (M Parsons).

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/201919ST60 - Cerne Abbas
07/08/2019+9SY58 - Abbotsbury
03/08/201919SY79 - Puddletown
03/08/201919SY98 - Wareham
03/08/201919SY98 - Wareham
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