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Magpie Moth
Abraxas grossulariata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1884 / 70.205

A common and distinctive resident species found across the region.

Frequent in gardens, allotments, hedgerows and broadleaved woodland.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults can be disturbed during the day and are later attracted to light.

Recorded in 111 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-25mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Privet, Currants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO69
06/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
05/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
29/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
24/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO96

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