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Scarce Prominent
Odontosia carmelita

(Esper, [1798]) 2010 / 71.023
Photo © Terry Box, 11 Apr 2009,  SE5685Dick Wood, Rievaulx, VC62

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Express Record Scarce Prominent

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First recorded at Ampleforth (VC62) on 5.5.1968 by S. L. Sutton (Jackson, 1969), this species may have always been present in the old birch woodland along the southern scarp of the North York Moors, but if so it certainly seems to have spread in the last few years.

Beaumont, 2002: VC63. Treeton Wood, two 30.4.1994 (HEB), 25.4.2000 (HEB, IFC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Local in birch woodland at the edges of the higher ground in VC62. This population continues up into Durham and Northumberland. There is also a small population in the south of VC63.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 23 (12%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1968.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Birches
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2023162SE58 - Rievaulx
09/05/2023362SE59 - Fangdale beck
09/05/2023762NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
07/05/2023162SE88 - Pickering (E)
29/04/2023262NZ51 - Middlesbrough
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