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Cryptic Fern
Horisme radicaria
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Fern
Horisme tersata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1782 / 70.127

Bedfordshire status
Uncommon resident

It is important to be aware of the possibility of finding the close species Cryptic Fern Horisme radicaria that has come across from the continent and has been recorded in Kent and Sussex. It may well move further north in the UK.

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 1 June to 31 July - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 18 (82%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/08/2023130TL02 - Luton, Sundon, Toddington
21/07/2023130SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
28/08/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
27/08/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
22/07/2022130SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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