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Aethes francillana
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Aethes dilucidana

(Stephens, 1852)49.122

A Nationally Scarce species of calcareous grassland found locally across parts of England. Rare in our region, seemingly having been lost from a number of sites since the millennium.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   In seeds of wild parsnip and hogweed
GB Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2022+VC23 - OxfordshireSU68
26/07/20211VC23 - OxfordshireSU78
25/06/20201VC22 - BerkshireSP40
19981VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP91
24/07/19971VC22 - BerkshireSU39
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