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Dark Spinach
Pelurga comitata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1749 / 70.069

A rare resident.

A species of rough weedy places where its foodplants are typically found.

Overwinters as a pupa with the adults flying from dusk and coming to light.

Note Northern Spinach has a double projection from the central band.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Goosefoots, Oraches
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
13/08/2016+VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
21/07/20161VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
10/07/20161VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
01/07/20151VC36 - HerefordshireSO75

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