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Bird's Wing
Dypterygia scabriuscula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2301 / 73.105

Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally distributed, but not often frequent. Copdock, Bentley Woods, occasionally on Ipswich palings, Martlesham, rarely abundant at Waldringfield sugar; quite scarce or absent in High Suffolk; Burgh Castle (D), Gorleston (Mr). Tuddenham in 1891 (Christy); Mildenhall, abundant on sugar in June 1933 (Gd).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common in the Brecks and Sandlings, scarcer on the clay soils of mid-Suffolk

Life history: Single-brooded. Flies into September in Suffolk. Larvae have been found in the county a few times in late summer, under sheets placed under moth traps run overnight and also once as a prey item for a solitary wasp.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, heathland, scrub, parkland.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/07/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
30/06/2024425TM14 - Ipswich
29/06/2024125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Forewing: 16mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Docks, Sorrel, Knotgras
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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