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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis
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Brown-spot Pinion
Anchoscelis litura

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2266 / 73.187
=Agrochola litura

General comments:
Local resident. Declining.

Curiously, the Brown-spot Pinion seems to have vanished from a broad band across the south-east of Herts where all of the records on the map pre-date 1995. This is in sharp contrast to the north-west area where it appears to be widespread, albeit somewhat local. The paucity of Middlesex records may give concern. This may, perhaps, represent the early stage of a north-westwards range contraction, perhaps driven by climatic changes or other factors.

Recorded in 31 (76%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/11/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
20/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
17/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
12/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
08/10/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: September to mid-October
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants and trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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