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Hydraecia petasitis

Doubleday, 1847 2362 / 73.124
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 15 Aug 2001,  SE323733Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Probably overlooked. Recorded sparsely in all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Nationally this moth is local, and south of a line from the Humber to the Mersey very local indeed. Our Yorkshire populations are important. Nearly all records in the last few years have come from a small number of sites - Rudston, Scarborough, Bellflask and Hutton Conyers but at all of these it can be fairly common. It seems to stray no further than 2-300 metres from its foodplant. There are likely to be several other colonies in the county and it would be interesting to specifically target patches of butterbur in August and September.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 52 (26%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Butterbur
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2022162TA08 - Scarborough
02/09/2022262TA08 - Scarborough
28/08/2022162SE65 - York (E)
27/08/2022165SE37 - Ripon
27/08/2022165SE08 - West Witton
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