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Argyrotaenia ljungiana

(Thunberg, 1797)49.020

More widespread across much of our area than its English name would suggest thanks to its use of other food-plants such as birches and knapweeds as well as heather.

Recorded in 35 (45%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Bog myrtle, Heather, as well as various trees
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU58
14/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU58
12/08/20222VC22 - BerkshireSU58
08/08/20222VC22 - BerkshireSU58
02/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
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