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





 
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