Notodontidae : Phalerinae
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Buff-tip
Phalera bucephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1994 / 71.025

A common species across the region.

A species of open woodland, scrub, hedges and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa, the adults coming regularly to light.

Recorded in 118 (84%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 22-26mm. F 26-34mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Birches, sallows, oaks, Hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
20/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO52 -
18/09/20208VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
15/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK02 -
15/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
07/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -

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