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Griposia aprilina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2247 / 73.224
=Dichonia aprilina
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton in Cleveland VC62 9th October 2021

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely captured at light but not common. There are relatively few recent records of larvae or pupae, possibly reflecting the heavy emphasis on light traps today.

2012 (CHF): Doing well in oak woodland across the county and often coming to gardens. There are no recent changes in numbers or distribution. Widespread but uncommon in the south of VC63.

Recorded in 134 (67%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Oak Rustic  |  Brindled Green >
Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/11/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
27/10/2023161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
27/10/2023162NZ30 - Great Smeaton
27/10/2023162SE65 - York (E)
27/10/2023162SE58 - Rievaulx
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