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Drab Looper
Minoa murinata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1878 / 70.117

A rare and local species in the south and west of the region.

Sunny, open woodland where its foodplant is to be found.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly in the sunshine and have occasionally bee attracted to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Wood Spurge
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
28/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
17/07/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
17/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
17/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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