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Small Waved Umber
Horisme vitalbata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1781 / 70.126

Fairly common resident in the south where its foodplant is more common. Rare to absent in the north.

A species of open woodland, scrub and hedges on calcareous soils.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 46 (33%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: May - June, August
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
14/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
09/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
07/08/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
07/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO44

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