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Antler Moth
Cerapteryx graminis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2176 / 73.254

General comments:
Widespread but rather local resident.

In places where this moth is found it can be numerically abundant and several hundred can be caught easily in a single moth trap set in a suitable grassland habitat. However, we have rather few grasslands of any quality and our moth numbers do not even come close to those that can be obtained on moorlands from Staffordshire/Derbyshire northwards.

Recorded in 26 (63%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2022120TL33 - Therfield / Barkway
01/09/2021120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
16/08/2021120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
08/09/2020121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
22/08/2020120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
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Forewing: 12-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses, sedges and rushes
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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