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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth traps, Hatterall Ridge, Black Mountains, VC35/36, 01/07/2014

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Eriopygodes imbecilla

(Fabricius, 1794) 2175 / 73.306

A rare resident on the Black Mountains in Herefordshire.

Found in gullies and hollows in high moorland where Bilberry is abundant.

Overwinters as a part-grown larva while adult males are attracted to light, sometimes in numbers; the females rarely so.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1999.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-13mm
Flight: Late May to July
Foodplant:   Bilberry, Heath Bedstraw
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/201411VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
01/07/201435VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
01/07/20145VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
01/07/20143VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
01/07/201428VC36 - HerefordshireSO23

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