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Antler Moth
Cerapteryx graminis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2176 / 73.254
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Yorkshire Status: Common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A species of rough grassland. Often plentiful on high ground but also widely recorded in lower areas. Generally common in all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Widespread and common in all upland areas. Sometimes it can be quite abundant, eg 248 in grassland near Malham Tarn on 30.7.2011. Not uncommon in lowland areas but not recorded in such big numbers.

Recorded in 169 (85%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-17mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Grasses, sedges and rushes
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2023163SE11 - Huddersfield
05/09/2023264SD67 - Ingleton
04/09/2023164SE06 - Grassington / Hebden
01/09/2023164SD67 - Ingleton
31/08/2023+64SD95 - Skipton / Gargrave
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