Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Crescent
Helotropha leucostigma

(Hübner, 1808) 2368 / 73.119
=Celaena leucostigma

An uncommon and local species, mainly in the east.

Found in fens, on marshy ground and boggy moorland.

Overwinters as an egg and adults visit light and sugar.

Recorded in 48 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Yellow Iris, Great Fen-sedge
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
14/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
11/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
09/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
06/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
05/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSK22

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