Nolidae : Chloephorinae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Stevenage, Hertfordshire (09/06/20)

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Scarce Silver-lines
Bena bicolorana

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2421 / 74.007

General comments:
Widespread but local resident.

Though rarely presenting itself in numbers greater than one, this is nevertheless a widespread and relatively common moth in the county and is likely to be present wherever there are oaks - both in woodland and growing in hedgerows, parks and gardens. However, it appears that the oaks need to be at least semi-mature in order to support larvae and the moth may be genuinely absent from some parts.

Recorded in 36 (88%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2023120TL22 - Stevenage
27/07/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
23/07/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
20/07/2023120TL10 - St Albans
19/07/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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