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Photo © Andy Banthorpe,  Nomansland Common 28/04/2004

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Feathered Gothic
Tholera decimalis

(Poda, 1761) 2178 / 73.253

General comments:
Widespread resident.

During 2006, the Feathered Gothic was included on a list of species that had undergone a significant decline in Britain - its population having fallen in Rothamsted Light Traps by 90 per cent since 1970. Numerical data for Hertfordshire does not extend far enough back to make comparisons with the national situation, but an overall appraisal suggests that this trend is not reflected in this county, where the moth is local and uncommon, but it has always been so. In 2022, it is widespread and relatively likely to appear in moth traps across Hertfordshire, though it does seem genuinely scarce in Middlesex.

Recorded in 32 (78%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
15/09/2023121TQ17 - Brentford / Hounslow / Richmond
11/09/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
11/09/2023120SP91 - Tring
09/09/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
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Forewing: 16-22mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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