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Green-brindled Crescent
Allophyes oxyacanthae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2245 / 73.068

Morley's Final Catalogue: Levelly distributed and common throughout the county at sugar, ivy and at light in autumn.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Still recorded commonly in numbers at light, sugar and Ivy blossom. F. capucina is recorded from the county in small numbers.
Larvae are regularly found in Suffolk in late spring, mainly on Hawthorn and Blackthorn.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, scrub and gardens.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
18/11/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
12/11/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
03/11/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
01/11/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Dog-rose, Crab Apple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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