Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Gordon Hopkins,  Aylsebeare Common, Devon, 12/07/2020

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Double Kidney
Ipimorpha retusa
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Ipimorpha subtusa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2312 / 73.213

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, Wales and parts of Scotland, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density as poplar is a rarely planted tree in the county. It is frequent on the Moors River at Hurn where there is a grove of mature black poplar (Populus nigra) trees; half of the county tally has been recorded from this single site.

Dispersal some distance from the poplar is likely to account for the following examples: West... Read More

Recorded in 28 (70%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
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
25/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
09/07/201819ST61 Sherborne
21/08/201719SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
04/08/201619SY66 Portland Bill
04/08/201619SY66 Portland Bill

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