Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Crescent
Helotropha leucostigma

(Hübner, 1808) 2368 / 73.119
=Celaena leucostigma

General comments:
Extremely local resident

Occasional records at several sites away from wetland habitat suggest a degree of mobility on the part of the adults, but as a resident this moth is confined to wetland habitat with a good floral biodiversity and usually including reeds (Phragmites).

Recorded in 24 (59%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2023120TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
19/08/2023120TL10 - St Albans
12/08/2023220TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
15/08/2022120SP91 - Tring
08/08/2022120TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Yellow Iris, Great Fen-sedge
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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