Scarce Forester

Jordanita globulariae


Species Codes

B&F 165 RES 54.001

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Species Account

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.

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 Scarce Forester (Jordanita globulariae) 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 Scarce Forester (Jordanita globulariae) 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 Scarce Forester (Jordanita globulariae) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

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