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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 64 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Tufted Vetch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
16/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
16/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
15/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
15/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84

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