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Antler Moth
Cerapteryx graminis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2176 / 73.254

A common resident especially in upland areas.

A species of grassland in open country such as moorland and upland acid areas.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come readily to light or to sugar.

Recorded in 111 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-17mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Grasses, sedges and rushes
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
31/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58
29/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
28/08/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
28/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04

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