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Buff Arches
Habrosyne pyritoides

(Hufnagel, 1766) 1653 / 65.009

Hertfordshire Notes: From its first report in the county, as a woodcut of a Hertford specimen in J. F. Stephens Illustrations of British Entomology : 48 (published in 1829), to the present day this has apparently always been a common moth here. A foodplant other than bramble is perhaps used in the north of the county, although larvae and foodplants are a neglected area of study in general in our two counties. The adult moth is not prone to variation and there is rather little more that can be said about it. It is single-brooded; a verified late report of a single adult in Bishops Stortford on 19th September 2004 is exceptional.

Middlesex Notes: Distribution more or less identical to that of the Peach Blossom, except that Buff Arches seems able to penetrate slightly further into the urban zone of the south-east.

Recorded in 37 (90%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
12/07/2023220TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
08/07/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
08/07/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
07/07/2023121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Bramble and Dewberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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