Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Large Ranunculus
Polymixis flavicincta
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Feathered Ranunculus
Polymixis lichenea

(Hübner, 1813) 2255 / 73.235

A rare species in limestone areas of NW Shropshire and NE Staffordshire.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults come to light and sugar and will also visit flowers.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (3%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/2021+VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
29/08/20111VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
29/08/20111VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
01/10/20062VC39 - StaffordshireSK13
06/09/1962+VC39 - StaffordshireSK15

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