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Square Spot
Paradarisa consonaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1949 / 70.272

A fairly common resident in the south, rare in the north.

A species of broadleaved woodland and mixed scrub.

Overwinters as a pupa, the adults coming to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 45 (32%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1917.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-20mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Various trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO38
08/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
06/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
26/05/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
24/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48

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