Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Tawny Pinion
Lithophane semibrunnea
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Pale Pinion
Lithophane socia

(Clerck, 1759) 2236 / 73.201
=Lithophane hepatica

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to south-west Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants and deciduous trees. The moth pairs during the spring following hibernation. It is attracted to light traps and is fond of ivy blossom in the autumn and sallow blossom in the spring. In Dorset, the moth is widespread, albeit at low density in deciduous woodland and deciduous scrub. With more than five times as many adults observed during the spring compared with those seen in the autumn,... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: October - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Oaks birches, sallows, Hazel other trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
01/06/2019+9SZ07 Swanage
29/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
21/05/201919ST61 Sherborne
30/04/201919ST40 Beaminster

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