Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Grey Arches
Polia nebulosa

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2150 / 73.261

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in southern Britain, more local further north, feeding on various herbaceous plants before hibernation and the young foliage of shrubs and trees the following spring. In Dorset, the moth is frequent in deciduous woodland, rising to common in old oak/birch woods. The moth is rarely encountered well away from woodland habitat, however, these light trap records are from virtually tree-less habitat and suggest occasional dispersal: West Bexington, on 13 July... Read More

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 21-26mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Woody plants Hazel, birches, Honeysuckle etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis
23/07/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis
18/07/201919SY78 Broadmayne
15/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
14/07/201919SY98 Wareham

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