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Angle Shades
Phlogophora meticulosa

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2306 / 73.113

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the polyphagous larva feeding on a wide variety of deciduous trees, shrubs and plants. In Dorset, this unmistakable moth has been observed in every month of the year, and is ubiquitous and common to abundant. The moth is evidently double-brooded in the county, but influxes of immigrants originating from abroad where the moth is polyvoltine, tend to mask the indigenous brood cycles. Annual light trap totals vary due to the magnitude of... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 21-25mm
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly May - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
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
30/12/2019+9SZ07 Swanage
23/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
19/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
06/11/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
05/11/201919SY98 Wareham

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