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Blair's Shoulder-knot
Lithophane leautieri (Boursin, 1957)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2240 / 73.206
Photo © Alan Prior,  Hall Green (VC 37) 18th October, 2020

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Lawson's Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Juniper
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A relatively recent colonist that is now a common resident across the region.

A species of parks and gardens.

Overwinters as an egg an adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 80 (57%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/12/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
03/11/2019137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
02/11/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
01/11/2019239SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
01/11/2019139SK11 - Alrewas/Kings Bromley
Further info: Lithophane leautieri
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