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Bird's Wing
Dypterygia scabriuscula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2301 / 73.105
Photo © Patrick Clement

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 16mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Docks, Sorrel, Knotgrass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

An uncommon resident across most of the region though scarce in Herefordshire.

A species of broadleaved woodland, parks, gardens, heathland and scrubby areas.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults are attracted to light and sugar.

Recorded in 63 (45%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2022136SO33 - Peterchurch & Abbey Dore
18/07/2022139SJ92 - Shugborough/Stafford/Doxey
18/07/2022137SO72 - Poolhill
17/07/2022239SJ91 - Cannock Chase/Penkridge
17/07/2022+37SO84 - Hanley Swan/Upton on Severn
Further info: Dypterygia scabriuscula
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