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Lilac Beauty
Apeira syringaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1910 / 70.231

Morley's Final Catalogue: Still somewhat scarce but generally distributed as in 1890. Later noted at light and hovering over flowers at Copdock (Hkg); Bentley Woods in July 1895 (Baylis) not uncommonly, and bred from larva found feeding on Symphoricarpos racemosus on 27 June 1908 in Monks Soham garden (Mly); Martlesham (D), Waldringfield (Wlr) and Rendlesham (Wiltshire).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Single-brooded. A small second generation has occurred in recent years.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodlands, scrub areas, gardens.

Recorded in 41 (71%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
08/09/2023325TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
07/09/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
04/09/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
03/09/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Forewing: 19-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle, Ash and Wild Privet
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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