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Orache Moth
Trachea atriplicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2304 / 73.106
Photo © Steve Cooper,  Carverswall, 2011

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 20-22mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Oraches, goosefoots, Knotgrass
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB status: Extinct / Immigrant
Former Status: Rare Immigrant and former resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare immigrant or accidental import. Recorded at Caverswall, North Staffordshire on 14/7/2011.
Herefordshire a spate of records in Bodenham and Upper Maund in 2006 and 2007.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2011.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2011139SJ94 - Consall/Parkhall
19/09/2007136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
12/06/2007136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
03/06/2007136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
13/10/2006136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
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