Erebidae : Scoliopteryginae
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Scoliopteryx libatrix

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2469 / 72.001

Morley's Final Catalogue: Scattered throughout the county, but far less profusely than in southern England. Recently noted at Bentley woods, Melton, occasionally hibernating in Monks Shoam House during 1905-30, Beccles, Fritton, Hopton and Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded, overwinters as an adult.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, marshes, parkland, gardens.

Recorded in 47 (81%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
21/09/2023626TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
15/09/2023125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
13/09/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
09/09/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Nov. (Mar-Jun after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Willows, Aspen and poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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