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Dark Crimson Underwing
Catocala sponsa

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2455 / 72.081
Photo © Tom Wright,  Kew Villa, Spurn - 03/08/2023

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Yorkshire Status: Vagrant

Local Record: 2

Argus 81, 2017: Another new moth for the county in July! This species is resident in Hampshire and Wiltshire but records away from this area are usually migrants. Again, there was a major influx of this species and at the time of writing, 13 records for 2017 had been submitted to the national migrant records coordinator with one as far north as Orkney.

VC61. Spurn, 19.7.2017 (BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 29-34mm
Flight: July - October
Foodplant:   Oaks
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
04/08/2021162SE55 - York (N/W)
01/08/2019161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
19/07/2017161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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