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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 128 (91%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-21mm
Flight: Two or three generations April - October
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, hawthorns, Plum and Bullace
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
06/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
05/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
04/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
04/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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