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Small Brindled Beauty
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Brindled Beauty
Lycia hirtaria

(Clerck, 1759) 1927 / 70.248

Morley's Final Catalogue: Supposed to be generally distributed, but few records. Common at Ipswich lights in 1893, and bred there as early as 5 Feb. (Mly). Once at Higham near Bury (Norgate). Gorleston (D).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Flies later than Pale brindled beauty and is darker in colour with obvious black lines. Small brindled beauty is much smaller.

Habitat: Woodlands, hedgerows, scrub, gardens.

Recorded in 47 (81%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/05/2024125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
03/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/05/2024626TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
02/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/05/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation March-May.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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