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Brindled Beauty
Lycia hirtaria

(Clerck, 1759) 1927 / 70.248
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Skidby VC 61

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously very rare in Yorkshire (Porritt, 1883-86) and then not recorded for many years (YNU, 1970). This species has undergone a remarkable range extension since 1974, although it has not been recorded from VC65.

Beaumont, 2002: Following a substantial increase in records from the mid 1970s this moth appears to have declined again with relatively few records since 1997.

Argus 56, 2008: VC65. Hutton Conyers, 5 & 14.5.2008 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (CHF, 2011): A gradual reduction in numbers, though the range in central Yorkshire is unaltered.

Recorded in 78 (39%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/2022163SE71 - Crowle
18/05/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
17/05/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
11/05/2022162SE88 - Pickering (E)
09/05/2022262SE68 - Helmsley
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