The Forester

Adscita statices


Species Codes

B&F 163 RES 54.002

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Species Account

A very local moth in Kent, restricted mostly to the Sandwich area where it can be readily found by day. Other records away from Sandwich can be seen into West Kent and to make things even trickier with Scarce Forester - the Dover area too. Care is needed to separate the three Forester species; additional literature describes differences in the wing shape and antennae of the males.  

Record Verification

Grade 3 adults are hard to separate from other species, so photos showing all critical ID features will be required, or in some cases a voucher specimen (seek advice before releasing the moth).

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of The Forester (Adscita statices) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year The Forester (Adscita statices) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of The Forester (Adscita statices) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of The Forester (Adscita statices) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

For more information and images of The Forester (Adscita statices), please take can be seen on the external pages listed below: