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Small Angle Shades
Euplexia lucipara

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2305 / 73.114

General comments:
Widespread but local; scarce in Middlesex.

Larvae of the Small Angle Shades are sometimes found amongst potted ferns in greenhouses or other ferns planted in gardens. The adult moth is more or less expected in light traps that are set amongst areas of woodland containing bracken. Elsewhere, the larvae are said to feed on trees and herbaceous plants.

Recorded in 34 (83%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
25/06/2023121TQ08 - Uxbridge
18/07/2022120SP91 - Tring
18/07/2022120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
16/07/2022120SP90 - Berkhamsted
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants, Bracken, Fern
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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