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Tawny Shears
Hadena perplexa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2167 / 73.286

A rare and declining resident.

Found mainly in open calcareous areas.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Campions
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
03/06/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
15/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
22/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
30/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP08

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