Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Large Ranunculus
Polymixis flavicincta
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Small Ranunculus
Hecatera dysodea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2165 / 73.280

A fairly common resident in the south and urban Midlands that is spreading northwards.

A species of rough open ground but also brownfield sites, gardens and allotments.

Overwinters a s a pupa while adults are attracted to light.

Recorded in 44 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-15mm
Flight: Probably two generations: late April - October
Foodplant:   Prickly Lettuce, Great lettuce
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
29/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ41
28/08/20225VC39 - StaffordshireSK22 -
24/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
24/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO44

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