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Lilac Beauty
Apeira syringaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1910 / 70.231
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton in Cleveland, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local, but much more widespread than formerly. Many records are from the Ripon and Harrogate area.

2012 (CHF): Local in broad-leaved woodland in the centre and east of the county. This moth occasionally produces a small second generation. A slight reduction in records but no change in range.

Recorded in 72 (36%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 19-22mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle, Ash and Wild Privet
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
09/09/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
12/07/2022165SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
06/07/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
05/07/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
30/06/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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