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Pale Eggar
Trichiura crataegi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 66.002

Widespread across parts of the northern half of the region but scarce in the southern half. This pattern is hard to explain but mirrors the national distribution which is somewhat patchy.

Recorded in 40 (51%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Birches, Blackthorn, Hawthorn
Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
07/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
06/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
01/09/20223VC23 - OxfordshireSP30
31/08/20225VC23 - OxfordshireSP30

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