Erebidae : Boletobiinae
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Small Purple-barred
Phytometra viridaria

(Clerck, 1759) 2470 / 72.067

A much declined uncommon and local resident, all but restricted to the Wyre Forest area.

A species of moorland and heathland and unimproved calcareous grassland.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly in the sunshine and occasionally come to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 35 (25%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Common and Heath Milkwort
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
30/04/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO77
23/04/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO67
20/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO77
20/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO77

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