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Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura plecta
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Radford's Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura leucogaster

(Freyer, [1831]) 2102a / 73.330

Davey, P., 2009: A southern European species first recorded in Sussex in 1983 with a handful of records along the south coast subsequently, the larva leading feeding on trefoils (Lotus spp.) and other herbacious plants. The moth prefers open, dry, warm situations, and is double-brooded on the continent, the first brood on the wing in April and May, the second in the autumn. The author found the species to be common in the vicinity of dried-out salt-marsh habitat at Beziers in France on the... Read More

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Recorded in 7 (18%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot Trefoil
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/201919SY49 Bridport
05/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
04/10/201929SY48 Burton Bradstock
04/10/201919SY79 Puddletown
04/10/201919SY58 Abbotsbury

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