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The Nine-spotted
Amata phegea

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2070 / 72.0343
=Syntomis phegea

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Yorkshire Status: Adventive or introduced.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86). The record in Porritt's list was based on a a note in the Entomologist's Monthly Magazine ('Jan., 1893, ix. 199'). Apparantly a rather worn specimen had been found in the possession of a collector from the North of England and he claimed he captured it in Yorkshire, but there was no place or date. Porritt included it on the assumption that in such a condition it would not have been sent over from the continent as a set specimen. This would appear very meagre evidence on which to base a definite record and Heath (MBGBI 9) does not mention the record.

Argus 87, 2019: This was the most unexpected record of the year. One was seen flying by day and photographed. This showed the hindwings well enough to exclude the other possible Amata species which could possibly occur. The only previous British records are one in 1872 in Kent and one in 2000 in Essex. It is resident in central and southern Europe and is not normally known as a migrant. The larvae feed on a variety of herbaceous plants.

VC63. Near Wentbridge, 14.7.2019 (UR). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2019.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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