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Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura plecta
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Radford's Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura leucogaster

Freyer, 1831 2102a / 73.330

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not recorded in the country during Morley's time.

Recent Status:The first British record of this rare immigrant to Britain was from West Sussex in 1983. Records have been increasing in recent years and the species has probably now colonized sites on the south coast.

The first county record was taken at 40W actinic light, at Felixstowe, on the night of 14 October 2019 (W.J. Brame). Further records were noted in 2021 at Bawdsey and Landguard, Felixstowe. More records are expected in future years as the resident populations increase.

Identification: Compare with similar Flame Shoulder. Leucogaster has longer fore-wings and pure white hind-wings.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2019.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
15/11/2021125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
10/11/2021125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
15/10/2021125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
11/10/2021125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
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Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: One generation, September to November
Foodplant:   Trefoils (Lotus) and other low-growing plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Rare immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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