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Small Purple-barred
Phytometra viridaria

(Clerck, 1759) 2470 / 72.067
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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now recorded from vice-counties 61-63, although its main stronghold would still seem to be in VC62. This is a species which could easily be missed as it is relatively small and flies rapidly in sunlight. Another species which is recorded from the Teesdale fells in VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986) although not from our side of the river.

2012 (CHF): The majority of our records still come from upland areas in the east of VC62 though there are scattered records from other parts of the county.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 35 (18%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Waved Black  |  Beautiful Hook-tip >
Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Common and Heath Milkwort
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2022162SE89 - Hole of Horcum
17/06/2022162SE99 - Harwood Dale
15/06/2022162NZ70 - Glaisdale
02/06/2022262SE99 - Harwood Dale
18/05/2022162SE59 - Fangdale beck
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