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Green-brindled Crescent
Allophyes oxyacanthae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2245 / 73.068
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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Well distributed and often common in all five vice-counties. Both typical and melanic forms (ab. capucina (Milliere)) are frequent.

2012 (CHF): Still common and widespread across the county. No recent changes in numbers or distribution. About 20% of moths are of the melanic form ab. capucina. This form is confined to Britain.

Recorded in 143 (72%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Sprawler  |  Early Grey >
Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Dog-rose, Crab Apple
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
07/11/2023161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
04/11/2023161TA17 - Bempton
03/11/2023162SE65 - York (E)
31/10/2023163SK49 - Rotherham
30/10/2023161SE74 - Pocklington (W)
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