Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Orache Moth
Trachea atriplicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2304 / 73.106
Photo © M F Stoyle, 25 May 2006,  TA397185Easington, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Argus 58, 2009: Three records of what was probably the same moth. Resident in the Channel Islands and a former resident of the Fens and East Anglia in the 19th Century, but now a scarce migrant to the mainland. This is the furthest north this species has been recorded. VC61. Easington, 25, 26 and 28.6.2009 (MJS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 90, 2020: The only previous county records of this scarce and attractive migrant were at Easington in 2009 where the three records may have been the same moth re-trapped. Two more were found at the same site this year, one nearby at Welwick, and more surprisingly one found its way to VC64.

VC61. Easington (Spurn), 7 & 8.8.2020 (MFS); Welwick, 15.8.2020 (CW). VC64. Askham Bryan, 15.6.2020 (DLa). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2009.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

< Bird's Wing  |  Old Lady >
Forewing: 20-22mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Oraches, goosefoots, Knotgrass
Red List Status: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2020161TA32 - Withernsea
08/08/2020161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
07/08/2020161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
15/06/2020164SE54 - York (S/W)
28/06/2009161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
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