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Old Lady
Mormo maura

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2300 / 73.107

A fairly common species across the region.

A species of riverbanks, marshes, gardens, hedges, scrub and woodland.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults can be found roosting by day in out-buildings, under bridges, in houses etc. Comes sparingly to light but more so to sugar, sap runs etc.

Recorded in 83 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 30-36mm.
Flight: One generation July - Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
13/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
11/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
11/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
10/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO96

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