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Small Angle Shades
Euplexia lucipara

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2305 / 73.114

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the polyphagous larva feeding nocturnally on various shrubs and plants with a preference for bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) and ferns (Dryopteris filix-mas agg.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent in deciduous woodland, especially those rich in birch and sallow, and in woods and on dry heaths where bracken is dominant. Elsewhere it is at low density. Although the moth is single brooded in the UK, a partial second brood is suspected during August... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: June - July
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
17/08/201919SY98 Wareham
27/07/201929SU00 Wimborne
24/07/2019+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth
24/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/07/201919SY49 Bridport

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