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Cistus Forester
Adscita geryon

(Hb. 1813) 164 / 54.003
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a very rare species in Britain, having declined in many areas, especially in the south of England. Recent Yorkshire records are from vice-counties 61, 62 an 64, and there are no signs of any change in status since the 1970 list. The species requires rock rose in chalk or limestone areas and it is the demise of suitable habitat which has caused its decline elsewhere in the country.

2012 (CHF): Doing well at many sites in the Dales. Not recorded recently from some of its previous haunts in VC62 though one site held 150 in 2009. Not seen in VC61 since 1985.

Recorded in 18 (9%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1864.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: late May - early July. Day-flier
Foodplant:   Common Rock-rose
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/2022364SD77 - Ingleborough
17/06/20221364SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
10/06/2022864SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
07/06/20221464SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
06/06/2022265SE08 - West Witton
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