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Griposia aprilina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2247 / 73.224
Photo © Darren Underwood,  Long Melford (06/10/2023)

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 18-23mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally common on sugar in woods, e.g. Bentley and Fritton; Monks Soham on ivy; Gorleston, &c.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Adults frequent at light traps, but only occasional on Ivy blossom.

Identification: This beautiful species is unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, parkland, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 10 Records
18/11/2023125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
01/11/2023125TM34Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
31/10/2023125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
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