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Early Grey
Xylocampa areola

(Esper, 1789) 2243 / 73.069
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Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather local but recorded more frequently than in previous years.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread in the Spring all across the county wherever honeysuckle grows and reported in increased numbers in recent years. Less common to the north of us. Occasionally recorded very early in the year in January.

Recorded in 145 (73%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Green-brindled Crescent  |  Bordered Sallow >
Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle including cultivars
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
22/03/2023165SE37 - Ripon
27/05/2022163SK59 - Maltby
24/05/2022163SE23 - Horsforth / Headingly / Pudsey
22/05/2022161TA27 - Flamborough Head (North)
21/05/2022163SK59 - Maltby
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