Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Minor Shoulder-knot
Brachylomia viminalis

(Fabricius, 1777) 2225 / 73.220

General comments:
Widespread but local resident.

The Minor Shoulder-knot is probably more widespread than records indicate, although the apparent absence from much of the north is probably genuine; most woodlands with either sallow or willow are likely to support it - those that contain damp areas are likely to produce the greatest number.

Recorded in 26 (63%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2023120SP91 - Tring
16/07/2022120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
08/07/2022120TL20 - Potters Bar
29/06/2022120TL20 - Potters Bar
28/06/2022120TL20 - Potters Bar
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grey Willow and other willows
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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