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Dingy Shears
Apterogenum ypsillon

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2314 / 73.222
=Parastichtis ypsillon

A fairly common resident, especially in the south.

A species mainly of damp woodland, marshes and riverbanks.

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

Recorded in 82 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Willows and poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
21/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
20/07/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSP08
19/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
19/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94

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