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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2118 / 73.338

A common resident.

A species of heathland and moorland but can occur away from these habitats. Perhaps it breeds in gardens on planted heathers.

Overwinters as a full-grown larva among plant debris. Adults are active during the day and later come to light.

Recorded in 95 (68%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< White-marked | Dotted Rustic >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
13/08/20229VC40 - ShropshireSO39
13/08/20229VC40 - ShropshireSO39
13/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ92
12/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98

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