Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Eupsilia transversa

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2256 / 73.210

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread but declining species in Britain, the polyphagous larva feeding nocturnally on various deciduous trees and shrubs, and developing cannibalistic tendencies when in final instars, even eating aphids. The adult derives its name from the small markings that lie close to the central orange, yellow or white dot near the center of its forewing. In Dorset, the moth is frequent in deciduous woodland and rarely seen in open situations. The moth was formerly far more common... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: September - April
Foodplant:   Omnivorous including other moth larvae
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
23/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
04/11/201919SY49 Bridport
03/11/201919SY79 Puddletown
31/10/201919SY49 Bridport
23/10/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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