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  Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata  

B&F: 1902

ABH: 70.222

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Rather local.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period:  Single brooded in May and June.

Localities: Badby Wood, Hazelborough Forest, Geddington Chase and Easton Hornstocks.

Observations: The species can be very common where its foodplant the bracken is well established as on 31 May 1987 at Spanhoe Wood when it swarmed over the bracken under the large old oaks at dusk. The moth is sometimes taken in light traps well away from its foodplant.

L.O.N.: 1905. Near Kettering, Brigstock, Deene, Weedon. Local.

First Record: 1843, Smith.