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Portland Moth
Actebia praecox

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2099 / 73.308

An extinct species in our area recorded from Hartlebury Common in Worcestershire from 1901 to 1933.

Verification Grade Comment: Very rare.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 1933.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Creeping Willow
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
1933+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
1932+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
August 19134VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
August 19101VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
August 19081VC37 - WorcestershireSO87

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