Zygaenidae : Procridinae
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Cistus Forester
Adscita geryon

(Hb. 1813) 164 / 54.003

A rare species regionally. Found only on the limestone grassland of the Manifold Valley and Dovedale.
Formerly resident near Fownhope in Herefordshire, but not seen since 1980.

Limestone grassland where its foodplant occurs.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 5 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: late May - early July. Day-flier
Foodplant:   Common Rock-rose
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/202226VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
05/06/20216VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
05/06/2021+VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
24/05/20183VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
07/06/20151VC39 - StaffordshireSK05

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