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Habrosyne pyritoides (Hufnagel, 1766)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1653 / 65.009
Photo © Peter Hall

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Bramble
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species throughout the region.

A species of open woodland and grassland, but could be anywhere that Bramble is found.

Overwinters as a pupa and comes readily to light.

Recorded in 112 (80%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2019236SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
02/08/2019236SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
02/08/2019140SO69 - Much Wenlock
01/08/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
01/08/2019237SO77 - Wyre Forest
Further info: Habrosyne pyritoides
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