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Barred Red
Hylaea fasciaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1962 / 70.284
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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.

Barred Red, along with many pine and spruce feeding species, has become commoner in the county. In 1883 Porritt proclaimed "in fir woods but not generally common". It was infrequently reported until the 1970s since when numbers have risen considerably, and it is now not uncommon in pine woodland where numbers can be quite large for example 43 at Foxglove Covert, Catterick, on 19/7/2013. Occasionally it appears in September, possibly due to a second brood. The rare green f. prasinaria has not been seen in the county. If it ever does appear, don't confuse it with Light Emerald!

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously rather local. This species has either become much more common in recent years, or an increase in the use of light traps has altered its apparent status in the County. Now widely recorded in all five vice-counties at most sites where light traps are run regularly, even where pine is confined to specimen trees in gardens.

Recorded in 143 (72%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lodgepole Pine
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2023163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
20/08/2023162NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
19/08/2023162NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
18/08/2023162NZ71 - Staithes
15/08/2023162SE88 - Pickering (E)
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