Geometridae : Ennominae
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Clouded Magpie
Abraxas sylvata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1885 / 70.206
Photo © Barry Spence, 23 Jul 2007,  TA411158, Kilnsea, Spurn

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has declined in numbers since the spread of Dutch elm disease but its distribution has not changed a great deal since 1970. It is still widely distributed and fairly frequently found in hillside and valley woods with wych elm in vice-counties 62 to 64. However, there are only single records from VC61 (Flamborough, 23.6.1974, SCM) and south VC65 (Tanfield, Flint, 1972a). It has been suggested it may be able to feed on beech or hazel as an alternative to elm (AMRH pers. comm.).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Thinly spread and in a slow decline. Most recent records are from VC62. Few recent records in the south of the county.

Recorded in 79 (40%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Wych Elm, English Elm
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/2022162SE79 - Rosedale Abbey
07/08/2022162SE58 - Rievaulx
21/07/2022163SE40 - Goldthorpe
17/07/2022762SE58 - Rievaulx
07/07/2022162NZ51 - Middlesbrough
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