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Ochropleura plecta (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2102 / 73.329
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: Two generations April - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats including gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 124 (89%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2022440SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
06/10/2022540SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
02/10/2022139SK04 - Alton/Oakamoor
01/10/2022136SO25 - Kington & Michaelchurch
24/09/2022140SJ71 - Newport
Further info: Ochropleura plecta
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