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Nut-tree Tussock
Colocasia coryli

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2425 / 73.032

General comments:
Widespread resident..

This species is a familiar sight across the counties wherever there are trees. The melanic ab. melanotica Havercampf typically forms less than 5 per cent of the population, but this rises to about 10 per cent in the Broxbourne Woods complex and occasionally it becomes more frequent, as during 2003 when about 60 per cent of captures at Hertford Heath West, Balls Wood and other areas of the Broxbourne complex were of this form.

Recorded in 37 (90%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/05/2024120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
04/05/2024120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
29/04/2024120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
14/04/2024120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
13/04/2024221TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Hazel, Birch, Beech, Oak, other trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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