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  Brussels Lace Cleorodes lichenaria  

B&F: 1945

ABH: 70.288

Status: Former resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Very local.

Localities and Last Record: Whittlebury Forest, last record 25 July - 4 August 1905 Ketton, Warkton (E. Wallis).

Observations: The presence of the moth is dependant upon a greater growth of lichen than the county now supports. In his introduction to, “The Lepidoptera of Northamptonshire in 1908,” Wallis commented as follows, “In spite of the great extent of woodland in the county the list of lichen feeders is small, but to anyone familiar with the New Forest this is not surprising, as the absence of free-growing lichens in our woods compared with those of Hampshire is very striking, and we cannot look for a large extension in this direction.”

L.O.N.: 1905. Ketton, (assume near and in VC32), Warkton. Not common.

First Record: 1882, Whittlebury Forest, Hull & Tomalin.