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Pale Shining Brown
Polia bombycina

(Hufnagel, 1766) 73.259

Found quite widely across the region until the 1980s, but may now be extinct. Most often found on well-drained calcareous soil, and a seemingly strong population was discovered in such an area in West Oxfordshire in 2006, but it has not been seen since 2013, in spite of numerous subsequent searches. This species has declined nationally to the point of near extinction.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 32 (41%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2013.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants including Broad-leaved Dock, and probably low woody plants
Red List Status: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/20131VC23 - OxfordshireSP41
04/07/20122VC23 - OxfordshireSP31
15/06/20111VC23 - OxfordshireSP31
30/06/20101VC23 - OxfordshireSP31
14/07/20091VC23 - OxfordshireSP41

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