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Square-spot Dart
Euxoa obelisca

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2080 / 73.312

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now restricted to the south, west and north-east coasts of Britain this species was said to be not uncommon at Scarborough (VC62) by T. Wilkinson (Porritt, 1883-86). It was last recorded in Yorkshire from Spurn Point (VC61) in August 1949 by H. N. Michaelis, when one moth was found on ragwort (Michaelis, 1951).

2012 (CHF): There have been further records from Spurn in 2005 and 6.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2006.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Probably low-growing plants
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
23/07/2006161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
02/08/2005161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
12/08/1949 to 21/08/1949161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
01/01/1883 to 31/12/1886+62TA08 - Scarborough
1860+62SE65 - York (E)
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