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Scarce Silver-lines
Bena bicolorana

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2421 / 74.007

Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally scattered sparsely, except SW. Bentley (Harwood); Hacheston (Hkr); Beccles (Crf); Hardwick (Skepper); Brandon (Wrn); and 'in considerable abundance' in West Stow wood (Wrl, in Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, p.221): ante 1890. Corton in 1891 (Butler); one at Waldringfield in 1927 (Wlr); Bentley Woods, one in 1896 (Platten); Copdock on 7 July 1894 (Hkg); a few larvae near Timworth in 1911 (Nurse); and at Dunwich in 1933 (Trans. ii, 161); an imago at light at Fritton Lake in mid-August 1934 (loc. cit., p.clxxxiii). Wangford Wood, bred 1937 (Gd).

Recent Suffolk status: Fairly common, but not as regularly recorded as the Green Silver-lines.

Life history: Single-brooded in summer.

Identification Unmistakeable.

Habitats: Woodland, woodland rides, wooded heathland, gardens.

Recorded in 43 (74%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/06/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
25/06/2024125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
23/06/2024125TG50 - Gorleston
22/06/2024125TG50 - Gorleston
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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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