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Purple Clay
Diarsia brunnea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2122 / 73.332

A fairly common resident found across the region.

A species mainly of broadleaved woodland and wooded heath but also comes to gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults come to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 101 (72%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
31/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO63
26/08/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
23/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
13/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ92

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