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Mottled Beauty
Alcis repandata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1941 / 70.265
Photo © Ian Andrews,  SE79934916Pocklington, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded commonly from vice-counties 62 to 64, being most common near wooded areas. Also very widespread, but in smaller numbers, in VC61 and VC65. This is another species where melanic forms are common in conurbated areas.

2012 (CHF): Widespread and common all across the county especially in woodland.

Recorded in 165 (83%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 19-26mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Many broadleaved trees and shrubs, conifers and herbaceous plants
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
07/09/2023164SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
06/09/2023264SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
20/08/2023164SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
19/08/2023162SE47 - Dalton
16/08/2023263SE40 - Goldthorpe
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