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Clifden Nonpareil
Catocala fraxini

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2451 / 72.076
=Blue Underwing

Formerly a rare migrant but there have been more records in recent years and it is now resident.

A species of broadleaved woodland but it is very mobile so may be seen almost anywhere.

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

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 47 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1852.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 41-48mm
Flight: Aug - October
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant/Resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
23/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
20/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
18/10/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
13/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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