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Clouded Buff
Diacrisia sannio

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2059 / 72.023
Photo © Graham Feathestone,  Fylingdales Moor, VC62 - male

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The distribution of this species in Yorkshire would appear to have changed very little in the past twenty years. It remains very local and confined to a small number of moorland and heathland sites.

Argus 50, 2005:

VC64. White Greet, 27.6.2005 (BA); Grassington, 22.6.2005 (RW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

VC65. Colsterdale Moor, 2.7.2005 (PVI). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Local in small numbers with recent records from Skipwith, Allerthorpe and Strensall Commons, the eastern part of the North York Moors and scattered heathery areas of the Dales. There have been no records from Thorne Moors since the 1970s.

Recorded in 25 (13%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: M 19-22mm. F 17-20mm.
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and heathers
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2022262SE66 - Strensall
02/07/2022161SE63 - Selby
30/06/2022162SE65 - York (E)
29/06/2022162SE66 - Strensall
28/06/2022162SE66 - Strensall
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