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Lygephila pastinum

(Treitschke, 1826) 2466 / 72.063

A fairly common resident that has increased in recent years.

A species of water meadows, hay meadows, fens, marshes, damp woodland rides.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults are readily disturbed during the day and later come to light.

Recorded in 73 (52%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Tufted Vetch
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
14/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
12/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
12/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11

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