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Helotropha leucostigma

(Hübner, 1808) 2368 / 73.119
=Celaena leucostigma
Photo © Michele Beverley,  27/08/2023 VC62 Tollerton north of York -to actinic trap

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Sporadically found in marshy areas but usually only as singletons.

Argus 47, 2001-2004:

VC65. Hutton Conyers 9.8.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): This species seems to have expanded in numbers since the mid-1990s. Although much commoner in wet habitats it does wander to other areas and can be encountered over much of the county. It can occur in good numbers in some marshy sites, eg 28 at Bishop Monkton on 21.7.2006.

Recorded in 96 (48%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Haworth's Minor  |  Dusky Sallow >
Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Yellow Iris, Great Fen-sedge
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2022161TA17 - Bempton
07/09/2022161SE64 - Wheldrake
06/09/2022161SE64 - Wheldrake
04/09/2022162SE66 - Strensall
03/09/2022162SE66 - Strensall
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