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Blair's Shoulder-knot
Lithophane leautieri (Boursin, 1957)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2240 / 73.206
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Worcester 2006

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Lawson's Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Juniper
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A relatively recent colonist that is now a common resident across the region.

A species of parks and gardens.

Overwinters as an egg an adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 85 (61%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/11/2022139SO98 - Dudley/Saltwells Wood
11/11/2022139SJ83 - Swynnerton/Trentham
11/11/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
11/11/2022140SO58 - Corve Dale/Brown Clee Hill
02/11/2022139SO99 - Tipton/Wolverhampton
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