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Small Square-spot
Diarsia rubi

(Vieweg, 1790) 2123 / 73.334

A common resident found across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats and frequent in gardens too.

Overwinters as a larva and the adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 119 (85%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-16mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Dandelion, Foxglove and docks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/10/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
06/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
06/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
28/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO63
25/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO53

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