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Angle Shades
Phlogophora meticulosa

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2306 / 73.113
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Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and often common throughout all five vice-counties, although becoming scarcer northwards. Summer specimens produce an autumn brood which is usually swelled by immigration and, in such circumstances, the species is often very numerous.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the whole county. This is one of the very few species which is recorded in every month of the year. There was a significant drop in numbers in 2010 and 2011.

Recorded in 173 (87%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 21-25mm
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly May - 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
27/12/2023+62NZ41 - Stockton-on-Tees
20/12/2023163SE51 - Askern
12/12/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
23/11/2023461TA17 - Bempton
21/11/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
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