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Kent Moth Group


The Forester

Adscita statices

Family: Zygaenidae

RES: 54.002 B&F: 163

Verification Grade (Adult):

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.  

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of The Forester (Adscita statices) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year The Forester (Adscita statices) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of The Forester (Adscita statices) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted The Forester (Adscita statices) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about The Forester (Adscita statices) can be seen on the external pages listed below: