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  Brindled White-spot Paradarisa extersaria  

B&F: 1950

ABH: 70.273

Status: Resident. 

Distribution and Abundance: Local.

Primary Habitat: Woodland. 

Flight Period: Single brooded in May and June.

Localities: Horn Wood, Spanhoe Wood, Collyweston Great Wood  and Castor Hanglands.     

Observations: The species seems to be more plentiful in oak woodland where it can sometimes be common as on 10 June 1995 under the old oaks in Hazelborough Wood where some twenty examples were attracted to m.v. light. The Fineshade Rothamsted light trap running in mixed woodland shows an overall catch of eleven moths in the eight years to 2000 with no moths being recorded in the first four of these years. A singleton was recorded in the Pitsford Water light traps for the first time in 2009 after a decade and a half of trapping on the site.

L.O.N.: 1907. Geddington Chase, near Weedon. Local.      

First Record: 1907, Wallis.