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Small Blood-vein
Scopula imitaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1690 / 70.024

Morley's Final Catalogue: Of such general occurrence that localities are superfluous. Especially noticed about Henley and Coddenham in 1899 (Sparke); always common at Monks Soham light in August (Mly).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Double brooded.

Identification: Blood vein is much larger.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
17/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
16/09/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
16/09/2023225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
15/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: Two generations. June-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Garden Privet, Honeysuckle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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