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Lilac Beauty
Apeira syringaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1910 / 70.231

General comments:
Widespread but local resident.

This distinctive summer season moth is unlikely to be confused with other species and in general will be found throughout the two counties - though it shows clear signs of avoiding the urban zone. A significant number of old records in the map might suggest a loss, though it could equally represent lack of recording effort in at least some of these places. The small second generation of adults indicated in the flight chart has been observed from 2002 to 2022 and is apparently a new phenomenon.

Recorded in 27 (66%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
06/09/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
01/09/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
30/06/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
28/06/2023120TL34 - Royston (S)
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Forewing: 19-22mm.
Flight: One main generation June-July. Partial second generation late Aug- Sept
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle, Ash and Wild Privet
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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