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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth traps, Blackbrook, Staffordshire, 24/08/12

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Haworth's Minor
Celaena haworthii

(Curtis, 1829) 2367 / 73.118

A local resident.

Found on boggy heaths and moors where Cottongrass grows.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults fly during the day and again from dusk when they come to light or visit flowers.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2013.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-14mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Common Cottongrass
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/20131VC39 - StaffordshireSK06
27/08/20131VC39 - StaffordshireSK06
27/08/20134VC39 - StaffordshireSK06
27/08/20132VC39 - StaffordshireSK06
27/08/20133VC39 - StaffordshireSK06

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