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Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1926 / 70.247

A common species found across the region.

Found in a range of habitats including urban gardens.

Overwinters as an egg, females are wingless and males come readily to light.

Recorded in 89 (64%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: Jan - March (sometimes December)
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/12/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO56
28/12/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
28/12/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
27/12/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK22
26/12/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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