Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Dog's Tooth
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Dingy Shears
Fissipunctia ypsillon

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2314 / 73.222
=Parastichtis ypsillon

Morley's Final Catalogue: Apparently much rarer than formerly. Locally common about Playford, Needham, Stowmarket, Aldeburgh, Leiston and Beccles, ante 1890. A solitary specimen on sugar by the Gipping at Ipswich on 26 July 1895 (Baylis). Not rare at Hemley during 1910-29 (Wlr). I have never seen it in Suffolk (Mly).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: The similar Dog's tooth has an obvious jagged outer white line.

Habitat: Carr woodland, marshes, river valleys.

Recorded in 44 (76%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2024125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
28/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
26/06/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
21/06/2024125TM28 - Mendham
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Willows, sallows and poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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