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March Moth
Alsophila aescularia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1663 / 70.245

A common resident found across the region.

Commonest in open woodland but found in many habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa and males come readily to light; female is wingless and can be found climbing up tree trunks.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Oaks, Hawthorn, Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
22/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
20/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
12/04/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
12/04/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO75

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