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Large Ranunculus
Polymixis flavicincta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2252 / 73.237
Photo © John Walshe,  Ross-on-Wye 14/09/23

Similar West Midlands Species
Feathered Ranunculus
Polymixis lichenea
Forewing: 17-22mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare species, with no post-2000 records. However, recent records from Childswickham (VC33) suggest it is likely to be present in the extreme south east of Worcestershire.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (5%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 1956.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/01/1956 to 31/12/1961237SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
24/09/1949+40SJ71 - Newport
14/09/1948137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
September 1945137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
03/09/1921+40SJ41 - Shrewsbury/Preston Montford
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