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Commophila aeneana

(Hübner, 1800)49.113

A Nationally Scarce species present across parts of the southern half of the UK. Found very locally in our region, restricted mainly to areas of waste ground where the food-plant is allowed to thrive without control. Where present the moth does come to light at night but most records are of individuals disturbed during the daytime.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 13 (17%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1981.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Ragwort (roots)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Eupoecilia angustana | Aethes hartmanniana >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU67
11/06/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP61
20/05/20222VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
18/05/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU59
14/05/20221VC22 - BerkshireSP40
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