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Double Kidney
Ipimorpha retusa
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Olive
Ipimorpha subtusa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2312 / 73.213

A fairly common resident, especially in the south of the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland, marshes, riverbanks, parks and gardens.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come to light and sugar.

Note resembles the rare Double Kidney but in that species the forewing quite hooked and the subterminal line is curved downwards, towards the wing tip. It is also darker, often with a pink tinge.

Recorded in 71 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
07/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
02/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
30/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ31
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43

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