Noctuidae : Psaphidinae
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Early Grey
Xylocampa areola

(Esper, 1789) 2243 / 73.069

A common species across the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland, scrub, gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults come readily to light and may also be seen resting on tree trunks by day.

Recorded in 112 (80%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
22/05/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO96
15/05/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
15/05/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
14/05/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO99

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