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Abrostola tripartita (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2450 / 73.001
Photo © Dave Emley

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Dark Spectacle
Abrostola triplasia
Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: One or two generations May - September
Foodplant:   Common Nettle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species across the region.

Found a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 117 (84%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/2022136SO53 - SE Hereford & Haugh Wood
12/09/2022136SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
11/09/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
05/09/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
04/09/2022236SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
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