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Orthosia gracilis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2186 / 73.247
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton in Cleveland, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread in vice-counties 61 to 64 and often common among sallows in the south of the County. Only recorded from one site in the south of VC65 (Baldersby St James, 1982 and 1984 (RIS trap 315, TAP)).

2012 (CHF): Widespread and common across most of the county and numbers seem to have increased a little recently. This species flies a little later than the other Orthosia species.

Recorded in 135 (68%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1832.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/2023162SE98 - Wykeham
24/05/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
24/05/2023163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
23/05/2023161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
22/05/2023261TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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