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Grass Wave
Perconia strigillaria

(Hübner, 1787) 1970 / 70.295
Photo © David Ashton, 26 Jun 2014,  Allerthorpe Common VC 61

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A few recent records from heath and moorland areas in vice-counties 61 and 62.

2012 (CHF): Virtually all of our records come from heathery uplands in the north east of the county and Strensall and Allerthorpe Commons. There are no records from our other lowland heaths.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 25 (13%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Yellow Belle  |  Grass Emerald >
Forewing: 15-20mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Heathers, Broom, Gorse, other woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/2023162NZ71 - Staithes
23/06/2023162NZ71 - Staithes
22/06/2023+62NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
18/06/2023262NZ71 - Staithes
18/06/2023362SE66 - Strensall
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