Notodontidae : Phalerinae
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Phalera bucephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1994 / 71.025
Photo © Nancy Stedman, 2016,  SE006466 High Farnhill, VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and sometimes common in vice-counties 61 to 64 but only recorded as rare from two sites in VC65. It is often found in woodland and parkland situations as well as where similar conditions are created by gardens in suburban areas. Also recorded from some moorland sites in north VC62 and west VC64.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county in both upland and lowland areas. Numbers seem to be stable.

Recorded in 160 (80%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: M 22-26mm. F 26-34mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees, including birches, sallows, oaks, Hazel
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
16/09/2022162SE65 - York (E)
23/08/2022+63SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
21/08/2022163SE30 - Worsbrough / Wombwell
19/08/2022162NZ30 - Great Smeaton
10/08/2022164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
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