Noctuidae : Heliothinae
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Photo © Ian Gamble,  Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire (19/08/17)

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Scarce Bordered Straw
Helicoverpa armigera

(Hübner, 1808) 2400 / 73.076

General comments:
Immigrant. Occasional introduction with produce.

Formerly a very rare immigrant, the Scarce Bordered Straw arrived in Britain in force during 2006. Since then it is a more or less expected immigrant in each year, though seldom in great numbers.

Recorded in 24 (59%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1960.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
20/10/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
18/10/2023120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
14/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
11/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: Recorded all months (most Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Scarlet Geranium and Yellow-rattle others
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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