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Chesias legatella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1864 / 70.195

A fairly common resident across the region.

A species of heathland, moorland, open woodland but also hedgerows and gardens.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults fly at dusk and later come to light. They may travel some distance from the nearest Broom.

Recorded in 74 (53%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Broom
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
04/11/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
22/10/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
22/10/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
20/10/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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