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Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleacea

B&F: 2313

ABH: 73.211

Status: Former resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Rare – no modern records

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Localities: Castor Hanglands and Bedford Purlieus between 1940 and 1960. Last dates of records from these sites are unknown.

Observations: Regarding the Castor Hanglands records, R. E. M. Pilcher described the moth as rare in his list “The Lepidoptera of Castor Hanglands and Ailsworth Heath 1911-1960.” The later Bedford Purlieus records derive from H. Tebbs, a Peterborough recorder. There is an Invertebrate Site Register report entry for 1970 giving Collyweston Quarry as a further locality. I have been unable to establish any further detail on this entry. Over the years a number of unsuccessful attempts have been made to update the records for this moth in the county.

First Record: 1936, (10 August 1936), Bedford Purlieus and Easton Hornstocks, Pooles.