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Marsh Oblique-barred
Hypenodes humidalis Doubleday, 1850
Erebidae: Hypenodinae
2485 / 72.060
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Cannock, Staffs.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 6-8mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A rare and local resident.

A species of boggy moorland, fens, damp grassland, marshes etc.

Little is know about its early stages or its foodplants. Adults fly from late afternoon to dusk and later can visit light in some numbers.

Note can easily be mistaken for a micro such as Eudonia or Scoparia.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 18 (13%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
29/07/20221640SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
20/08/2021136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
14/08/2021140SO49 - Church Stretton
01/08/2021136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
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