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Griposia aprilina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2247 / 73.224
=Dichonia aprilina
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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 131 (66%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-23mm
Flight: September - October
Foodplant:   Oaks
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
13/11/2022262TA08 - Scarborough
11/11/2022163SE51 - Askern
04/11/2022165SE37 - Ripon
04/11/2022162NZ81 - Runswick Bay
02/11/2022165SE37 - Ripon
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