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Clouded Magpie
Abraxas sylvata (Scopoli, 1763)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1885 / 70.206
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  15/09/2009 Dovedale

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Magpie Moth
Abraxas grossulariata
Forewing: 18-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Wych Elm, English Elm
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

An uncommon resident.

A species of broad-leaved woodland and hedgerows where elms grow, particularly Wych Elm.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be found resting on low branches but come readily to light.

Recorded in 80 (57%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/2022140SO38 - Bishops Castle/Lydbury North
30/07/2022336SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
29/07/2022140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
25/07/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
25/07/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
Further info: Abraxas sylvata
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