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Orache Moth
Trachea atriplicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2304 / 73.106
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Yorkshire Status: Very rare migrant.

This Beautiful moth is a scarce migrant, with most records along the south coast, though it occasionally turns up further north. It was once resident in the East Anglian fens but seems to have disappeared around 1915. Yorkshire records are as follows:

Easington (Spurn) 25, 26 & 28/6/2019. These may have been the same moth retrapped.
Easington (Spurn) 7 & 8/8/2020.
Welwick 15/8/2020.
Askham Bryan 15/6/2020.

These records are currently the most northerly on the distribution maps.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2009.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

< Bird's Wing  |  Old Lady >
Forewing: 20-22mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Oraches, goosefoots, Knotgrass
Red List Status: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2020161TA32 - Withernsea
08/08/2020161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
07/08/2020161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
15/06/2020164SE54 - York (S/W)
28/06/2009161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
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