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Stout Dart
Spaelotis ravida

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2113 / 73.349
Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  Cambs, 1984

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Yorkshire Status: Probably locally extinct.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are few recent records of this species. It is only known to be breeding in the County at Spurn, VC61, where there is a long-established colony. Other Yorkshire records could be from small resident populations but could equally be migrants from the South of Britain or the Continent.

Beaumont, 2002: This moth, always scarce, has only been recorded once since 1989, the last record from the former County stronghold at Spurn was in 1986 (BRS).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last record 1997. In serious national decline. Extinct in the county and unlikely to recolonise.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 31 (16%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 1997.
Additional Stats

< Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing  |  Great Brocade >
Forewing: 18-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-Sept.
Foodplant:   Not known in the wild
Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/1997+64SE62 - Snaith / Carlton / Drax
18/07/1996164SE53 - Biggin
02/09/1986161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
1986+62SE65 - York (E)
13/08/1985161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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