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Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2450 / 73.001

A common species across the region.

Found a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 112 (80%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: One or two generations May - September
Foodplant:   Common Nettle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
09/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
08/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
31/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
29/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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