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Small Angle Shades
Euplexia lucipara (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2305 / 73.114
Photo © Mike Hetherington,  Weymouth, 02/05/2013

Similar Dorset Species: None
Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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 and early September.

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

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/201919SY98 - Wareham
27/07/201929SU00 - Wimborne
24/07/201919SY49 - Bridport
24/07/2019+9SY67 - Portland / Weymouth
24/07/201919SY79 - Puddletown
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