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Heart Moth
Dicycla oo

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2315 / 73.218

General comments:
Extinct resident.

Sadly, this species is probably now extinct in Britain as a whole; it has certainly gone from our area where, apart from a single vagrant example at Harefield in 2008, it was last seen in 1971. In spite of extensive specific searching, in season, from 2000 to 2022, there is no sign of it in any stage of its life-cycle.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (27%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2008.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2008121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
18/07/1971120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
1969120TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
1961+20TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
1961+21TQ19 - Bushey / Borehamwood / Stanmore
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Forewing: 32 - 38mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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