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Chimney Sweeper
Odezia atrata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1870 / 70.130

Locally common resident, especially in the north and east of the region.

A species of unimproved grassland, meadows and hillsides.

Overwinters as an egg, the adults fly during the daytime.

Recorded in 72 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Pignut, on the flowers and seeds
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
07/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK06
03/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO68
26/06/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
26/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK06

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