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Species Account for Melanchra persicariae

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Melanchra persicariae  (Linnaeus, 1761)
Dot Moth
Lepidoptera: macromoths: Noctuidae

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National status: Common
BAP status: UKBAP  

Additional Phenology Data


Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae
Dot Moth  Melanchra persicariae
Melanchra persicariae caterpillar brown form
Melanchra persicariae caterpillar brown form
Melanchra persicariae Caterpillar green form
Melanchra persicariae Caterpillar green form
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Taxonomic group: larger moths (Lepidoptera: macromoths) - County data   
Melanchra persicariae on UK Moths website
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Broad Habitat Data (based on 247 records with habitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 48 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Melanchra persicariae

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Melanchra persicariae

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