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Scarce Prominent
Odontosia carmelita

(Esper, [1798]) 2010 / 71.023

A rare species recorded post-2000 in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

A species of long-established birch woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults, mainly the males, are attracted to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (5%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
22/04/20081VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
16/04/20071VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
08/04/20073VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
05/05/20061VC36 - HerefordshireSO62

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