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Silvery Arches
Polia hepatica

(Clerck, 1759) 2149 / 73.260

A rare resident of heathland and moorland with birch scrub.

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

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 21-25mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows, also Bog-myrtle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/20192VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
28/06/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
28/06/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
28/06/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
28/06/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43

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