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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Halesowen, July 9th 2010.

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Naenia typica

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2136 / 73.368

An uncommon and declining resident.

A species of gardens, riverbanks, damp grassland.

Overwinters as a larva and adults come to light but more often to sugar.

Note Feathered Gothic has narrower wings, dark cross-lines and, in the male, a feathered antennae. It also flies later in the year.

Recorded in 83 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
08/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
07/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
02/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP13
26/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO96

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