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Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura plecta

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2102 / 73.329

A common species across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats including gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 124 (89%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: Two generations April - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/20225VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
06/10/20224VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
02/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
01/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
24/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ71

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