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Chimney Sweeper
Odezia atrata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1870 / 70.130

Locally common resident.

A species of unimproved grassland, meadows and hillsides.

Overwinters as an egg, the adults fly during the daytime.

Recorded in 67 (48%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Pignut, on the flowers and seeds
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/20198VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
07/07/20196VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
03/07/201920VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
25/06/201910VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
22/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90

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