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Small Angle Shades
Euplexia lucipara (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2305 / 73.114
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  11/07/2021 - Peddars Way

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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
27/05/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
08/09/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
23/07/2023127TG42Eccles
18/07/2023127TG42Eccles
13/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
11/07/2023127TG13Hempstead
08/07/2023127TG11Costessey
08/07/2023127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
08/07/2023128TM09Great Ellingham
08/07/2023128TG04Langham
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