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Lygephila pastinum (Treitschke, 1826)
Erebidae: Toxocampinae
2466 / 72.063
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Tufted Vetch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A fairly common resident that has increased in recent years.

A species of water meadows, hay meadows, fens, marshes, damp woodland rides.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults are readily disturbed during the day and later come to light.

Recorded in 65 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2020137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
24/07/2020139SJ95 - Rudyard/Tittesworth
22/07/2020139SP09 - Sandwell Valley
17/07/2020139SJ90 - Fordhouses/Wolverhampton
13/07/2020139SK01 - Cannock Chase/Rugeley
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