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Small Square-spot
Diarsia rubi

(Vieweg, 1790) 2123 / 73.334

A common resident found across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats and frequent in gardens too.

Overwinters as a larva and the adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 116 (83%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-16mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Dandelion, Foxglove and docks
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
29/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
22/09/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
21/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
21/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
21/09/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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