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Spring Usher
Agriopis leucophaearia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1932 / 70.253

A common species across the region and one of the first to be on the wing.

Most common in oak woodland but can be found anywhere mature oaks grow.

Overwinters as a pupa, adult males come to light; females are wingless.

Recorded in 79 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: January - March
Foodplant:   Oaks
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
13/03/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
12/02/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
08/02/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
02/02/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
31/01/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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