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Photo © Peter Hall,  Muir of Dinnet, Moray. Lara May 11th 2022, adult emerged June 7th 2022

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Clouded Buff
Diacrisia sannio

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2059 / 72.023

An uncommon and local resident; Cannock Chase and Chartley Moss in Staffordshire being strongholds.

Found on heathland and moorland.

Overwinters as a small larva. The males come to light but rarely do females. Can be found resting during the day.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 14 (10%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 19-22mm. F 17-20mm.
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and heathers
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
30/06/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
22/06/20216VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
14/06/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
15/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ92

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