Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Dentated Pug
Anticollix sparsata

(Treitschke, 1828) 1863 / 70.129
Photo © Paul Holmes,  Askham Bog, York

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This moth is still present in its best-known Yorkshire site at Askham Bog (VC64) and it has also recently been reported from Thorne Moors, another old haunt.

2012 (CHF): All records since 1976 have been from Askham Bog where it is still occasionally recorded flying by day, coming to light or as larvae on yellow loosestrife. This is an uncommon species nationally and this is the most northerly colony.

Argus 69, 2013: An excellent year with spread into VC61 and the first record from Thorne Moors since 1975. This moth is Nationally Scarce A and Yorkshire is its northern outpost.

VC61. Thornton Ellers, 4.7.2013 (SR, JBr). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (3%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Yellow Loosestrife
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2022164SE54 - York (S/W)
14/08/2022164SE54 - York (S/W)
12/08/2022164SE54 - York (S/W)
08/08/2022264SE54 - York (S/W)
02/08/2022164SE54 - York (S/W)
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