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Brimstone Moth
Opisthograptis luteolata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1906 / 70.226

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant in every hedge from Bentley Woods to Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Abundant.

Life history: Triple-brooded. Larvae have been found regularly in Suffolk on various trees including Hawthorn and Apricot.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 58 (100%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
29/05/2024125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
29/05/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
29/05/2024225TM04 - Hadleigh
28/05/2024225TG50 - Gorleston
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Forewing: 14-21mm.
Flight: Two or Three generations April-Oct.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, hawthorns, Plum and Bullace
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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