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Photo © Ben Sale,  Balls Wood, Hertfordshire (11/06/16)

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Brindled White-spot
Parectropis similaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1950 / 70.273

General comments:
Local resident.

Formerly known as Paradarisa extersaria, the Brindled White-spot is essentially a woodland insect and seems to be absent from the northern portion of Hertfordshire, but likely to be resident in most southern woodlands.It is also an an expected species in the woodlands of the north-west and north boundary area in Middlesex, but away from here rather local in that county.

Recorded in 23 (56%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2022420TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
14/06/2022120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
11/06/2022120TL10 - St Albans
10/06/2022120TL10 - St Albans
10/06/2022121TQ17 - Brentford / Hounslow / Richmond
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, Hazel, Hawthorn, birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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