Erebidae : Scoliopteryginae
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Scoliopteryx libatrix

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2469 / 72.001

A common resident across the region.

Found in many habitats.

Overwinters as an adult in sheltered places like outbuildings, caves, sometimes in large numbers. Adults are attracted to sugar and come to light.

Recorded in 109 (78%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: August - November (March - June after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Willows, Aspen and poplars
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
07/10/20196VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
04/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
21/09/20193VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
19/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO98

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