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Small Seraphim
Pterapherapteryx sexalata

(Retzius, 1783) 1882 / 70.199

A scarce species across the region.

A species of damp broadleaved woodland, fens and carr.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 25 (18%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-12mm.
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Sallows
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/20196VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
01/07/2018+VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
29/06/20182VC40 - ShropshireSJ22

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