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Brimstone Moth
Opisthograptis luteolata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1906 / 70.226

A very common resident across the region.

A species of hedgerows, garden, scrub and woodland.

Some overwinter as a pupa, others as a part-grown larva. Adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 129 (92%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-21mm
Flight: Two or three generations April - October
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, hawthorns, Plum and Bullace
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
23/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
08/10/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
05/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
01/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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