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Small Angle Shades
Euplexia lucipara (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2305 / 73.114
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  17/07/2012 - Stow Bardolph

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Similar Species: None
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
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.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
09/06/2024128TF62King's Lynn
08/06/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
07/06/2024127TG42Eccles
07/06/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
03/06/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
02/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
29/05/2024127TG42Eccles
27/05/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
08/09/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
23/07/2023127TG42Eccles
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