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Crimson Speckled
Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2054 / 72.034
Photo © Dave Wilton

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 15-22mm
Flight: May to October (mostly in the autumn)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List:
GB status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare migrant in the region.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (5%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
05/11/2022139SK14 - Ellastone/Stanton
30/10/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
02/10/2013137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
01/08/2011136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
25/06/1892+39SJ74 - Betley/Madeley
Further info: Utetheisa pulchella
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