Geometridae : Ennominae
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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 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-25mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Privet, Currants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO69 -
09/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
02/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
01/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
30/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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