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Brimstone Moth
Opisthograptis luteolata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1906 / 70.226
Photo © Chris Cox,  Keyingham 17/07/2022

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Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often common in all five vice-counties. Two distinct forms of the larva are found in the North of England, the usual brown form, and a smooth green variety. This latter has been reported as feeding on rowan elsewhere, but in Yorkshire has also been found on hawthorn (MRB).

2012 (CHF): Remains widespread and common across the county.

Recorded in 183 (92%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Horse Chestnut  |  Bordered Beauty >
Forewing: 14-21mm
Flight: Two or three generations April - October
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, hawthorns, Plum and Bullace
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
04/10/2023161TA02 - Hessle
01/10/2023164SE34 - Harewood
26/09/2023163SK49 - Rotherham
25/09/2023162SE56 - Easingwold (S)
25/09/2023161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
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