Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Broom Moth
Ceramica pisi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2163 / 73.271
=Melanchra pisi

A common resident across the region.

A species of heaths and moors as well as hedgerows and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light and sugar and also visit flowers.

Recorded in 88 (63%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: late May to July
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/20202VC40 - ShropshireSO49 -
29/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
18/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
16/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
30/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01

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