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Brown-spot Pinion
Anchoscelis litura (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2266 / 73.187
Photo © Terry Box, 15 Sep 2011,  SE4980:Spruce Bank Wood, Kilburn, VC62

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Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: September to mid-October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Frequently recorded and often common in all five vice-counties, especially in the south. This species has an earlier flight period than others in the genus. As fewer traps are running later in the year it is difficult to compare them directly.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but numbers fluctuate from year to year and there seems to have been a recent decline which has been most marked in VC63.

Recorded in 143 (72%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/10/2023164SE34 - Harewood
11/10/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
10/10/2023164SE04 - Keighley / Silsden
10/10/2023562SE56 - Easingwold (S)
10/10/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
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