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Grey Chi
Antitype chi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2254 / 73.228

An uncommon 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 74 (53%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Docks and Sorrels
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2019+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
20/08/2018+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
15/08/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
27/07/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
25/08/20171VC40 - ShropshireSO39

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