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Lygephila pastinum

(Treitschke, 1826) 2466 / 72.063

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very local, and rarely in considerable numbers; nearly or quite exterminated by agriculture in south Suffolk. Blaxhall (Hkr); Blythburgh in 1934 commonly (Btn); and Beccles (Ctw, ante 1890), where Curtis found it on 10 July circa 1830: still occurs there in 1934 (Trans. ii, 292). Stowmarket (B), Norton (Norgate), common on railway-bank near Elmswell station in 1899, and found at Tuddenham (Sparke), where it was fairly common in July 1889 (Vivian). At light in Herringswell Fen early in July 1903 (Mly).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer.

Identification: None in Suffolk.

Habitat: Wetlands, grassland, scrub, heathland, woodland rides.

Recorded in 41 (71%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1830.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2023125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
14/07/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
11/07/2023126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
09/07/2023125TM57 - Southwold
08/07/2023525TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Tufted Vetch
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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