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Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita
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Dark Spectacle
Abrostola triplasia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2449 / 73.002

An uncommon resident. more common in the north.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa, the adults coming to light.

Note Similar to the Spectacle but base of the forewings and thorax are straw-coloured and the ground colour of the wing is brownish black.

Recorded in 75 (54%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - July and August - September
Foodplant:   Common Nettle and Hop
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
17/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
05/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
21/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
20/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98

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