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Radford's Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura leucogaster
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Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura plecta

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2102 / 73.329

Davey, P., 2009: A species that occurs widely across Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common, increasing to abundant in open areas. The peak of the second brood is roughly 70% more numerous than the first, on average. Unusually high numbers of adults were trapped in 1994 between 30 July and 10 August, as shown in the graphic of numbers trapped across the county during 1994. Immigration from western Europe is likely, as the peak... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: Two generations April - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/201919SY98 Wareham
26/09/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
25/09/2019+9ST60 Cerne Abbas
25/09/201919SY98 Wareham
21/09/201919SY79 Puddletown

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