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Magpie Moth
Abraxas grossulariata
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Clouded Magpie
Abraxas sylvata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1885 / 70.206

An uncommon resident.

A species of broad-leaved woodland and hedgerows where elms grow, particularly Wych Elm.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be found resting on low branches but come readily to light.

Recorded in 80 (57%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Wych Elm, English Elm
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO38
30/07/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
25/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
25/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48

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