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Kent Moth Group


Scarce Forester

Jordanita globulariae

Family: Zygaenidae

RES: 54.001 B&F: 165

Verification Grade (Adult):

The status of this moth in Kent is not simple to describe. The map below clearly shows a cluster around the Dover area, but there are very few recent records to support this historic trend. A single, anomalous record from Gravesend is the only other location this species has been found in Kent.

All three British Forester species are similar and care is needed to separate them. In the males, a hand lens can be used to observe the antennae for differences at the tips (see identification literature elsewhere). As larvae, Scarce Forester mines the leaves of Knapweed whilst Forester feeds on Sorrel and Dock and Cistus Forester on Common Rock-rose.

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Scarce Forester (Jordanita globulariae) 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 Scarce Forester (Jordanita globulariae) 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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Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Scarce Forester (Jordanita globulariae) 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

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