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Dingy Shears
Fissipunctia ypsillon ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2314 / 73.222
Photo © Dave Emley

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Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Willows and poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A fairly common resident, especially in the south.

A species mainly of damp woodland, marshes and riverbanks.

Overwinters as an egg while adults come to light and to sugar in small numbers.

Recorded in 82 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2022139SJ91 - Cannock Chase/Penkridge
21/07/2022+39SO89 - Himley/Penn
20/07/2022+37SP08 - Harborne
19/07/2022140SJ51 - Shrewsbury/Haughmond Hill
19/07/2022+39SJ94 - Consall/Parkhall
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