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Buff Arches
Habrosyne pyritoides

(Hufnagel, 1766) 1653 / 65.009
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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties but only occasionally from VC65 (Baldersby St James (RIS trap 315, TAP) and Harmby, once (FBS)). Skinner (1984) gives Yorkshire as the northern limit of this species' range. It is considered extinct in Durham, VC66, just to the north of us (Dunn & Parrack, (1986).

2012 (CHF): Widespread especially in lowland light woodland with bramble and doing fairly well in the county. Over the last few years if has moved further north to mid-Northumberland.

Recorded in 150 (75%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Bramble
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/2022162SE98 - Wykeham
23/08/2022+63SE60 - Hatfield
13/08/2022164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
03/08/2022161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
01/08/2022161TA26 - Flamborough Head (South)
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