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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2118 / 73.338

General comments:
Extremely local resident.

Very few reports can be linked to sites with established heathers (Calluna and/or Erica); some of our moths are perhaps wanderers from breeding sites in other areas.

Recorded in 23 (56%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2023121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
30/07/2022121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
29/07/2022121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
27/07/2022120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
26/07/2022120TL31 - Hertford
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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