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Scarce Bordered Straw
Helicoverpa armigera

(Hübner, 1808) 2400 / 73.076

A rare migrant in varying numbers. Comes to light and to sugar and visits flowers during the day.

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: Recorded all months (most September - October)
Foodplant:   Scarlet Geranium and Yellow-rattle and others
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
25/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
25/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
25/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
22/09/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO86

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