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70.296 [B&F: 1664] Rest Harrow (Aplasta ononaria) (Fuessly, 1783)

 

A rare Red Data Book species, on calcareous grassland and sand-dunes in parts of Kent, predominantly coastal, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Also occurs as a vary rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing sporadically on the southern coast of England. In Hampshire there are just four records, the most recent being at Southsea in July 1959 and Rowlands Castle in July 1962. On the Isle of Wight, recorded for the first time at Ventnor in August 2005. Wingspan 26-31 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Common Restharrow.

Flightime guide
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Bonchurch (SZ57)17/08/2005oneJames HalseyAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
NF (SU30)1909oneUnknownAdult
NF (SU30)1924oneUnknownAdult
Southsea (SZ69)15/07/1959oneRoger HaywardAdult
Rowlands Castle (SU71)09/07/1962oneD W H FfennellAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Cheriton (SU52)10/08/2020oneDavid ShuteAdult

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