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Dingy Shears
Fissipunctia ypsillon

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2314 / 73.222
=Apterogenum ypsillon
=Parastichtis ypsillon

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density and typically colonises river valleys where willows and poplars grow. There is no indication that the species inhabits sallow-rich heathland localities, for example, there is just one record in twenty-five years of trapping at Arne, a dispersed singleton trapped at the peak of the 1976 heatwave.

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

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
< Suspected | Oak Rustic >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
10/07/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
06/07/201919SY49 Bridport
05/07/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
05/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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