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Brimstone Moth
Opisthograptis luteolata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1906 / 70.226
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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 2022.
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
22/10/2022161TA05 - Driffield
12/10/2022161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
04/10/2022165SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
28/09/2022164SD67 - Ingleton
22/09/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
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