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Grey Shoulder-knot
Lithophane ornitopus

(Dadd, 1911) 2237 / 73.202

A fairly common resident.

A species of broadleaved parkland and woodland.

Overwinters as an adult. May be found resting on tree trunks during the day but visits Ivy blossom and ripe blackberries in autumn and Sallow catkins in spring. Is attracted to light and sugar.

Note the antler-shaped black mark at the base of the wing is diagnostic.

Recorded in 85 (61%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: September - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
13/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO45
12/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
02/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
27/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58

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