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Glaucous Shears
Papestra biren

(Goeze, 1781) 2162 / 73.272

An uncommon resident and occasional migrant.

A species of moorland.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults are attracted to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 30 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May to June
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Local and suspected immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
14/05/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
27/05/201710VC39 - StaffordshireSK06
12/05/20171VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
06/05/20172VC39 - StaffordshireSK02

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