Noctuidae : Psaphidinae
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Early Grey
Xylocampa areola

(Esper, 1789) 2243 / 73.069

A common species across the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland, scrub, gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults come readily to light and may also be seen resting on tree trunks by day.

Recorded in 105 (75%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
12/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
11/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
07/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
06/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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