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Scallop Shell
Rheumaptera undulata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1789 / 70.121
=Hydria undulata

A fairly common but local resident.

A species of damp woodland, willow scrub and carr.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come sparingly to light.

Recorded in 73 (52%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Sallows, Aspen, Billberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
03/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
01/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
23/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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