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  Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera  

B&F: 2400

ABH: 73.076

Status: Migrant/Accidental.  

Distribution and Abundance: Irregular.

Primary Habitat: General occurrence.

Flight Period: All records are in the late summer and autumn.

Observations: Some earlier records are of larvae being found on imported fruits and flower cuttings, however during the 1990’s the moths’ migrations seem to have reached the county more than previously. In the high migration year of 2006 one hundred and fifty-eight examples of this moth were recorded in the county more than doubling the modern mapped distribution of the species. At this stage it is not known to what extent this is a pattern for the future and the overall effect on the scarcity of the moth.

First Record: 1962, Rothschild.