Erebidae : Boletobiinae
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Beautiful Hook-tip
Laspeyria flexula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2473 / 72.069

A common resident that has expanded considerably in recent years, possibly due to increase in lichens as the air is cleaner.

A species of woodland, parkland, scrub and gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults are attracted to light.

Recorded in 96 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
11/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
08/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
07/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
04/08/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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