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Scarce Bordered Straw
Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Heliothinae
2400 / 73.076
Photo © Mark Marshall,  9th November, 2020

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Bordered Straw
Heliothis peltigera
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: Recorded all months (most September - October)
Foodplant:   Scarlet Geranium and Yellow-rattle and others
Red List:
GB status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A rare migrant in varying numbers. Comes to light and to sugar and visits flowers during the day.

Recorded in 39 (28%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
29/10/2022136SO35 - Lyonshall & Pembridge
29/10/2022137SP06 - Redditch
28/10/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
27/10/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
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