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Feathered Ranunculus
Polymixis lichenea
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Large Ranunculus
Polymixis flavicincta

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2252 / 73.237

Morley's Final Catalogue: One of our commonest autumn moths throughout the County: very frequent at Bury (Sparke), where Norgate found the var. meridionalis, Bdv., about as frequent as the typical form (EMM. 1906, p.139). Letheringham (Vinter); Ipswich, Monks Soham, Southwold, Gorleston, &c. Cf Entom. xix, 91.

Recent Suffolk Status: Fairly common, especially in towns and villages.

Life history: Single-brooded. Occasional at Ivy blossom as well as regular at light.

Identification: Feathered ranunculus is smaller, more greyish green in colour and has feathered antennae in the male

Habitat: Disturbed ground, suburban areas, gardens, coastal sites.

Recorded in 32 (55%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
11/10/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
10/10/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
10/10/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
08/10/2023226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 17-22mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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