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|Brown Scallop Philereme vetulata|
Distribution and Abundance: Local.
Primary Habitat: Woodland.
Flight Period: Single brooded in June and July.
Localities: Hazelborough Forst, Yardley Chase, Geddington Chase and Collyweston Quarry.
Observations: The species more or less follows the distribution of its food plant the buckthorn which is widespread within the county and as such is almost certainly under recorded. In the past I have readily found the caterpillar feeding on buckthorn in May. As the moth only seems to come to light in small numbers this may be a good way to increase its known distribution.
Confusion Species: The Fern
L.O.N.: 1907. Several localities. Common locally.
First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.