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Spinach
Eulithis mellinata

(Fabricius, 1787) 1757 / 70.092

A rare and declining resident.

A species of gardens and allotments. It is more a lowland moth than the Northern Spinach.

Overwinters as an egg while adults fly at dusk and are attracted to light.

Note Similar to Northern Spinach but it has a distinctive resting position, similar to that of Barred Straw.

Recorded in 68 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Black Currant, Red Current
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
13/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO96
12/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ71
05/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
22/07/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO33

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