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Grey Shoulder-knot
Lithophane ornitopus

(Dadd, 1911) 2237 / 73.202

Davey, P., 2009: A species found in southern Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), and abroad also on blackthorn (Prunus spp.), sallow (Salix spp.), elm (Ulmus spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). The moth hibernates overwinter and pairs during the spring. It is attracted to light traps and is occasionally found at ivy blossom in the autumn or at sallow blossom during the spring. In Dorset, the moth is at low density in deciduous woodland with highest numbers from old oak woods.... Read More

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: September - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/11/201919SZ07 Swanage
29/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
25/10/201919SY49 Bridport
23/04/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
22/04/201919SY78 Broadmayne

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