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Grey Shoulder-knot
Lithophane ornitopus

(Dadd, 1911) 2237 / 73.202

Morley's Final Catalogue: Locally common on oak-trunks in early October. Ipswich (Baylis, Pyett, Platten); Rendlesham (Wiltshire), Ashfield, Helmingham Park, Monks Soham and Cransford (Mly); Gorleston, Beccles & Covehithe (Bkr, Mr); Martlesham & Fritton (D).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded, the adults hibernating over the winter and reappearing in the spring. Regular at light and Ivy blossom. Has been found at rest on trees and walls covered with Ivy during the day in the autumn and winter in Suffolk. Larvae occasionally noted on Oak in late spring.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, parkland, gardens.

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/04/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
08/04/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
05/04/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
04/04/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
20/03/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: September - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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