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Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1926 / 70.247
Photo © Colin Duke 2019 C,  Hardcastle Craggs

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather sparsely recorded due to its early flight period (January-March) but said to be frequently taken at light, at rest on tree trunks and as larvae (SMJ) in all five vice-counties. The melanic form, f. monochraria (Staudinger), is often most frequent in urban areas.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread all across the county. Once noticeable change since 2000 is the appearance of this species before the year end often starting in late November.

Recorded in 135 (68%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: Jan - March (sometimes December)
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/02/2023165SE37 - Ripon
20/02/2023165SE37 - Ripon
18/02/2023165SE37 - Ripon
17/02/2023365SE37 - Ripon
11/02/2023565SE37 - Ripon
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