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Spring Usher
Agriopis leucophaearia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1932 / 70.253

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.) and occasionally apple (Malus spp.). The female is wingless. In Dorset, the moth occurs wherever oak grows, and is occasionally abundant in old oak woodland, see record below: Holt Forest, 120 at MV light on 26 January 2003 (P Davey). The Spring Usher is very variable with an enormous range in colour, shade and markings.

Recorded in 25 (63%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: January - March
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
14/05/201919ST71 - Sturminster Newton
26/02/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
24/02/2019+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
20/02/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
19/02/201929ST60 Cerne Abbas

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