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Aethes piercei
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (11-17mm.)
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Aethes hartmanniana

(Clerck, 1759)49.114

A Nationally Scarce moth found across large parts of England. Rare in our region, currently associated with a very small number of calcareous grassland sites. Could be confused with Aethes piercei which some authorities regard as a larger form of the same species.

Verification Grade Comment: Size and habitat details essential

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Field Scabious, Scabious
GB Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/2022+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP84
09/06/2022+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP84
09/07/20191VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
18/05/20191VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
10/07/20101VC22 - BerkshireSU88
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