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Brown-spot Pinion
Anchoscelis litura

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2266 / 73.187
=Agrochola litura
Photo © Ian Andrews,  SE79934916Pocklington, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Frequently recorded and often common in all five vice-counties, especially in the south. This species has an earlier flight period than others in the genus. As fewer traps are running later in the year it is difficult to compare them directly.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but numbers fluctuate from year to year and there seems to have been a recent decline which has been most marked in VC63.

Recorded in 142 (71%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: September to mid-October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
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
19/10/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
19/10/2022261TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
18/10/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
17/10/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
16/10/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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