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Purple Clay
Diarsia brunnea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2122 / 73.332

A fairly common resident found across the region.

A species mainly of broadleaved woodland and wooded heath but also comes to gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults come to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 96 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
17/07/20204VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
16/07/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
16/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
15/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93

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