Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Suspected
Parastichtis suspecta

(Hübner, 1817) 2268 / 73.221

A local and uncommon resident.

A species of fens, woodland, heaths and moors with birch scrub.

Overwinters as an egg while adults come to light in small numbers.

Recorded in 48 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO58
21/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
15/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
14/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
12/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75

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