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Lace Border
Scopula ornata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1687 / 70.021

General comments
Extinct resident.

This attractive moth is now extinct in Hertfordshire, almost certainly as a direct consequence of the loss and degradation of its chalk downland habitat. Foster (1937) lists records for the canal bank at Tring Station in 1899 and 1900, for Hitchin in 1922 and Waltham Common, though I argue in the Herts Moth Book that the last mentioned was probably a Hampshire locality. There have never been any Middlesex records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (7%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 1969.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1969+20TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
1922120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
1899120SP91 - Tring
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Forewing: 12-13mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Thyme, Wild Majoram
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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