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Diarsia rubi

(Vieweg, 1790) 2123 / 73.334
Photo © Dave Hatton,  VC54 - Rimac NNR - Theddlethorpe Dunes - Lincolnshire - September 2012.

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Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and generally common in all five vice-counties. There are two broods, the second of generally smaller insects being more plentiful in many areas - especially near the coast. Here numbers are swelled by immigration and more unusual forms may be seen.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution.

Recorded in 173 (87%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-16mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Mainly herbaceous plants including Dandelion, Foxglove and docks
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
23/10/2022165SE37 - Ripon
16/10/2022161TA08 - Scarborough
06/10/2022161SE64 - Wheldrake
05/10/2022162SE56 - Easingwold (S)
04/10/2022161SE92 - Swanland
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