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Small Angle Shades
Euplexia lucipara

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2305 / 73.114

Norfolk status
Widespread.
Gardens, heathland, fens, woodland, grassland and scrub.

As the vernacular name implies, much smaller than Angle Shades.

The larva feed nocturnally on various shrubs and plants with a preference for Bracken and Ferns.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
09/06/2024128TF62King's Lynn
08/06/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
07/06/2024127TG42Eccles
07/06/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
03/06/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
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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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