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Dot Moth
Melanchra persicariae

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2155 / 73.270

Norfolk status
Common.
Flying from June to August, has bluish black wings with a distinctive white spot (the dot). It can be found in a variety of habitats including gardens and suburban waste ground.

Larvae August to October, feeding on many wild and garden plants and also, reportedly, on sallow, elder and larch saplings, Japanese anemone, Anemone japonica, and lupin.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
21/08/2023228TF92Brisley
12/08/2023128TF62King's Lynn
11/08/2023127TG11Drayton
04/08/2023127TG24Overstrand
31/07/2023627TG33Ridlington
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Forewing: 16-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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