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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 36 (26%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May to June
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Local and suspected immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
07/06/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
03/06/20213VC39 - StaffordshireSK06
02/06/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
31/05/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
13/05/20212VC39 - StaffordshireSK06

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