Geometridae : Ennominae
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Immature stages

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Clouded Magpie
Abraxas sylvata
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Magpie Moth
Abraxas grossulariata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1884 / 70.205

Morley's Final Catalogue: Only too numerous in gardens everywhere, but rarely seen wild in rural districts.

Recent Suffolk Status: Local. Historically a common species that has declined in numbers in recent times, especially in gardens where the foodplants are not as regularly grown.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae have been found on Blackthorn in Suffolk.

Identification: Clouded magpie is superficially similar but has less black markings.

Habitat: Scrub, woodland, gardens.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
21/08/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
15/08/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
13/08/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
12/08/2023125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 18-25mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Privet, Red and Black Currant
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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