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Spring Usher
Agriopis leucophaearia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1932 / 70.253

General comments:
Widespread resident.

The wingless females can be found on the trunks of the host tree after dark and males are generally in attendance and eggs are quite easily obtained from pairs found in copula. The males are hugely variable and this variation seems to be more or less random at any given site.

Recorded in 29 (71%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/02/2024120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
03/02/2024120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
03/02/2024420TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
02/02/2024120TL22 - Stevenage
01/02/2024120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Jan-March.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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