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Mouse Moth
Amphipyra tragopoginis

(Clerck, 1759) 2299 / 73.064

A common species which seems to have declined in recent years.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as an egg, while adults are attracted to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 103 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
14/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
12/10/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
11/10/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
10/10/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
09/10/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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