|BROOM MOTH Ceramica (Melanchra) pisi UK BAP (Research only) species|
|Widespread on moorland, but local and
uncommon in other habitats. Rosie thought that it was widespread but
not common and
there are only a handful of records from four of the Rothamsted sites.
Regularly recorded in recent years.
Images of larva © Jane Erridge
Scottish Status: Common - stable. UK Status: Common
UK abundance has decreased severely and distribution significantly since 1970 (cf: Atlas of Britain & Ireland's Larger Moths)
First and last flight dates recorded in Caithness: 28th May to 1st August (one late record 13th August)
MAP: black dots last record pre 2000 blue dots last record 2000 to 2009
red dots last record 2010 to 2019 green dots last record 2020 to present