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Olive
Ipimorpha subtusa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2312 / 73.213
Photo © Damian Money,  Upton, Norfolk, VC27

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Ipimorpha retusa
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Yorkshire Status: Local resident.

In 1907 Porritt wrote simple "not uncommon about poplars". This a moth of lowland Yorkshire and it has not been doing well in recent years, being in a slow and steady decline. It is usually seen in low numbers; over 90% of our records being of just one or two moths, but in good poplar-rich habitat it can sometimes be commoner, the maximum count being 21 at Skerne Wetlands on 19/7/2022. Do not mistake it for Double Kidney which has a hooked apex to the wing and more parallel cross lines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and now recorded from all five vice-counties. The spate of VC63 records in the 1970s and from further north in the early 1980s would suggest periods of dispersal and colonisation of new sites.

Recorded in 92 (46%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1806.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2023165SE28 - Bedale
17/08/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
16/08/2023161TA05 - Driffield
15/08/2023162SE98 - Wykeham
13/08/2023161TA02 - Hessle
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