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Heart Moth
Dicycla oo

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.218

Very local and rare in the region, and a rare, unpredictable and elusive species in Britain. Until very recently, recorded regularly at the east Berkshire sites. Older records from elsewhere probably refer to extinct populations. Occurs in woodland and old parkland with mature oaks.

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Recorded in 12 (15%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/20225VC22 - BerkshireSU97
17/06/20227VC22 - BerkshireSU97
16/06/20222VC22 - BerkshireSU97
05/07/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU97
02/07/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU97

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