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Sprawler
Asteroscopus sphinx

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2227 / 73.065

A fairly common resident in the south but less so in the north.

A species of well-wooded areas and in some gardens.

Overwinters as an egg, the adults are attracted to light but seem to fly quite late.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 65 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1859.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: October - December
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
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
27/11/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
13/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
12/11/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
12/11/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
11/11/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51

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