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Dot Moth
Melanchra persicariae

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2155 / 73.270

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Although frequent in most garden light traps, the actual number of moths entering traps has declined drastically since about the 1980s and a glance at the distribution maps here shows potential decline in Middlesex and southern Hertfordshire.

Recorded in 36 (88%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2023221TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
19/07/2023121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
11/07/2023120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
09/07/2023120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
22/06/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
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Forewing: 16-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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