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Old Lady
Mormo maura

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2300 / 73.107

A fairly common species across the region.

A species of riverbanks, marshes, gardens, hedges, scrub and woodland.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults can be found roosting by day in out-buildings, under bridges, in houses etc. Comes sparingly to light but more so to sugar, sap runs etc.

Recorded in 97 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 30-36mm.
Flight: One generation July - Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
16/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO99
14/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO99
13/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP08
13/09/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSO99

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