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Scorched Wing
Plagodis dolabraria

(Linnaeus, 1767) 1904 / 70.224

Morley's Final Catalogue: Now much rarer than in last century, when it was known at Bentley, Ipswich, Brandeston, Stowmarket, Woolpit, Hardwick and West Stow, as well as at Beccles. The last fifty years have shown single examples at Bentley in 1895 (Pyett); Belstead and Copdock (Hkg); Barton Mills, beaten bushes on 18 June 1901 (Mly); Lowestoft (Campbell-Taylor); and sitting on a Barsham tree-trunk on 31 May 1934 (Trans. ii, 292). One bred in April 1935 from autumn larva in Waldringfield garden (Wlr); and one at Reydon (Baker). Henham and Holton at light (Btn), Cavenham (Gd), Fritton (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

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

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, scrubby areas, gardens.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/07/2023+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
08/07/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/07/2023225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
06/07/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
02/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Oaks and birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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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