Zygaenidae : Procridinae
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Cistus Forester
Adscita geryon
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Adscita statices

(Linnaeus, 1758) 163 / 54.002

A rare and declining species.

A species of unimproved neutral and calcareous grassland.

Note Similar to Cistus Forester but the two are unlikely to be seen together.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed at least

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1858.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 11-13mm
Flight: May - July. Day-flier
Foodplant:   Common and Sheeps Sorrel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO39
17/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO39
06/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ30
02/06/20224VC40 - ShropshireSO39
02/06/202217VC40 - ShropshireSO39

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