Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth traps, The Doward, Herefordshire on 26-07-11

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Olive
Ipimorpha subtusa
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Double Kidney
Ipimorpha retusa

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2311 / 73.212

A rare and local resident.

A species of damp woodland, riverbanks and marshes.

Overwinters as an egg while adults come to light and sugar.

Note resembles the commoner Olive but in that species the forewing is at the most only slightly hooked and the subterminal line is curved upwards, away from the wing tip.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Willows and Black Poplar
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
03/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ53
03/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ53
02/08/20192VC40 - ShropshireSO77
02/08/20192VC40 - ShropshireSO77

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