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Antler Moth
Cerapteryx graminis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2176 / 73.254

A common resident especially in upland areas.

A species of grassland in open country such as moorland and upland acid areas.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come readily to light or to sugar.

Recorded in 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-17mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Grasses, sedges and rushes
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/20194VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
30/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ33
30/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ33
27/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
26/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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