Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Large Ranunculus
Polymixis flavicincta
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Small Ranunculus
Hecatera dysodea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2165 / 73.280

A fairly common resident in the south that is spreading northwards. First noted in Staffordshire in 2010.

A species of rough open ground but also brownfield sites, gardens and allotments.

Overwinters a s a pupa while adults are attracted to light.

Recorded in 34 (24%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-15mm
Flight: Probably two generations: late April - October
Foodplant:   Prickly Lettuce, Great lettuce
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
03/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
30/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
25/08/20194VC39 - StaffordshireSK22 -
25/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSK22 -

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