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Beautiful Yellow Underwing
Anarta myrtilli (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2142 / 73.257
Photo © Peter Hall

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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea
Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: Two overlapping generations April - August
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A fairly common species on heathland and moorland.

The overwintering stage is not known for certain. Adults fly low over heather during the day and visit flowers.

Recorded in 43 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
16/10/2022140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
28/08/2022140SJ53 - Prees Heath
13/08/2022140SO39 - Stiperstones/Norbury
05/05/2022139SO89 - Himley/Penn
17/09/2021637SO88 - Highgate Common/Kinver
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