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Polia hepatica (Clerck, 1759)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2149 / 73.260
Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth traps, Fenn's Moss, VC50, Wales on 16-06-12

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 21-25mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows, also Bog-myrtle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare resident of heathland and moorland with birch scrub.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults come to light and sugar in small numbers.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2019240SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
28/06/2019140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
09/07/2013540SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
09/07/2013640SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
09/07/2013440SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
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