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70.293 [B&F: 1967] Straw Belle (Aspitates gilvaria) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

A rare Red Data Book species, on calcareous grassland and in quarries, at two sites in Surrey and several in Kent, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Also local on limestone pavements in Ireland on the Burren (ssp. burrenensis). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are no recent confirmed records. Wingspan 32-39 mm. The most likely confusion species is Yellow Belle Semiaspilates ochrearia, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, Fairy Flax, Black Medick, Wild Thyme, Creeping Cinquefoil, Wild Parsnip and Yarrow.

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Cowes (SZ49)1856-IWNHSAdult
Sandown (SZ58)1929-Jeffery, HGAdult
St Catherine's Point (SZ57)21-May-1982oneClarke, JHAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)2001-Wooldridge, DAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)29-Aug-2001oneWooldridge, DAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)1800-Anon-
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)1800---
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)1954---
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)1954-Anon-
Boldre (SZ39)26-May-2006-Durnell, JPAdult

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