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Grey Chi
Antitype chi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2254 / 73.228

An scarce and declining resident, found mostly in the north.

A species mainly of moorland and upland grassland but also in parkland and some urban areas.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults can be found by day resting on tree trunks, walls and fence-posts. At night they come to light and to sugar.

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

Recorded in 78 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Docks and Sorrels
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
23/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
22/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
17/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
16/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85

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