Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Shears
Hada plebeja

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2147 / 73.273
=Hada nana

General comments:
Widespread resident.

The Shears is occasionally recorded at flowers in afternoon sunshine, though it more normally flies at night. Open, herb-rich grasslands seem to be the favoured habitat and it seems to matter little if these are acidic, neutral or basic.

Recorded in 33 (80%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/05/2024120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
31/07/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
24/07/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
08/07/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
08/07/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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