Noctuidae : Psaphidinae
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Early Grey
Xylocampa areola

(Esper, 1789) 2243 / 73.069

Morley's Final Catalogue: By no means an uncommon species about Ipswich, at Bentley Woods, Holbrook, &c; Bury, Stowmarket, Needham; Monks Soham occasionally (Vinter, Mly); Worlingham (Gs), Gorleston (Mr), Hopton, Aldeburgh.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Recorded from February to June in Suffolk. Larvae occasionally found on Honeysuckle in the county.

Identification: Shears looks slightly similar but lacks the thoratic crest and doesn't have the two oval marks joined.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 49 (84%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
09/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
09/05/2024225TM14 - Ipswich
09/05/2024225TM14 - Ipswich
07/05/2024125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles
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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