Zygaenidae : Procridinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Cleeve Common, Gloucestershire. June 1st 2017.

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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 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: late May - early July. Day-flier
Foodplant:   Common Rock-rose
Nat Status: Nationally scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/20183VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
07/06/20151VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
18/06/20131VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
18/06/2013+VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
18/06/2013+VC39 - StaffordshireSK05

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