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Merveille du Jour
Griposia aprilina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2247 / 73.224
=Dichonia aprilina

Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally common on sugar in woods, e.g. Bentley and Fritton; Monks Soham on ivy; Gorleston, &c.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Adults frequent at light traps, but only occasional on Ivy blossom.

Identification: This beautiful species is unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, parkland, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/11/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
18/11/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
18/11/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
18/11/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
14/11/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 18-23mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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