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Merveille du Jour
Griposia aprilina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2247 / 73.224
=Dichonia aprilina

A fairly common resident found across the region and one that has increased in the last 30 years.

A species of woodland, parkland and hedgerows; also some gardens.

Overwinters as an egg and comes to light and sugar.

Recorded in 101 (72%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Oaks
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
15/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
12/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
12/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
11/11/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
11/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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