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Aethes tesserana

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)49.121

A very local species in our region, restricted almost exclusively to chalk down-land sites in the Chilterns. Where present it flies in sunshine as well as coming to light at night. Variable, with some forms being quite plain in appearance.

Recorded in 15 (19%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Oxtongue and Hawkweed
GB Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP95
16/07/20224VC23 - OxfordshireSU69
16/07/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSU79
03/06/20222VC23 - OxfordshireSU79
03/06/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSU79
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