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Small Black Arches
Meganola strigula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2075 / 74.001

General comments:
Extinct resident.

The report of this mature oak woodland species as 'fairly plentiful' at Hodd Park, Hoddesdon, by G. V. Bull, given in Foster (1937) without a year, is the source of the mapped dot in TL 31 in Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland volume 9. Bull contributed records to Foster after 1902, so the record relates to the early twentieth century, but we can be no more precise than that. There is also a further record for the broader Broxbourne Woods complex, from Hertford Heath in 1940 by D. Lees (BRC recording card submitted to the Biological Records center at Monks Wood. Later (Foster, 1942) there is a report of two on Northchurch Common in 1938, reported by J. Bell. Although initially seeming to be unlikely localities, these do fit a general pattern of old records extending over a wide area of southern Britain and it is clear that the species has contracted its range considerably.

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Recorded in 3 (7%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1938.
Last Recorded in 1941.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1941120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
1940+20TL31 - Hertford
1938120SP90 - Berkhamsted
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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