Noctuidae : Dilobinae
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Figure of Eight
Diloba caeruleocephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2020 / 73.033

An uncommon resident, more frequent in the north.

Found in most habitats including gardens.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come readily to light, often sitting on adjacent walls or fences.

Verification Grade Comment: Declining species

Recorded in 94 (67%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
06/11/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
05/11/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
05/11/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
30/10/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO44

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