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Orache Moth
Trachea atriplicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2304 / 73.106

General comments:
Immigrant and extinct resident.

The Orache Moth was formerly resident in Britain, but became rare after about 1895 and soon afterwards became extinct. Bishops Wood, Hampstead, 15th June 1865 provides a Middlesex record; the site is now occupied by Bishops Avenue. From Hertfordshire, we have four records: Haileybury, 'once' (Bowyer, 1888) and again in 1899 (Stockley); Hemel Hempstead, one attracted to a bedroom light, 7th August 1960, I. D. Woodward (Bell, 1962); Bishops Stortford, one at mv light 10th July 1995 (James Fish & Julian Reeves).

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Recorded in 4 (10%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1865.
Last Recorded in 1995.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/1995120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
07/08/1960120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
1887120TL31 - Hertford
15/06/1865121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
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Forewing: 20-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Oraches, Goosefoots, Knotgrass
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct / Immigrant
Former Status: Rare Immigrant Former resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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