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Similar Upper Thames Species
Aethes hartmanniana
Approx Length (c. 12mm) Wingspan (c.15-24 mm.)
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Aethes piercei

Obraztsov, 195249.115

A Nationally Scarce species found very locally throughout most of the UK. Very rare in our region, most of the sightings being daytime records from a well-recorded disused railway cutting in mid-Bucks and from the area around Otmoor, Oxon where Devil's-bit Scabious Succisa pratensis is abundant.

Verification Grade Comment: Size and habitat details essential

Recorded in 5 (6%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   devil's-bit 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
02/06/20225VC23 - OxfordshireSP51
02/06/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP51
17/05/20222VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
20/06/20211VC23 - OxfordshireSP51
07/06/20212VC23 - OxfordshireSP51
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