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Dingy Shears
Apterogenum ypsillon ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2314 / 73.222
Photo © Dave Appleton,  12/07/2014 - Woodcock Corner, Selbrigg

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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Willows, sallows and poplars.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Dull and nondescript species, as suggested by the English name.
Wet woodland, fens, heathland and riverbanks.
Widespread but infrequent.

Recorded in 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
19/07/2020128TF91 - Dereham
18/07/2020128TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
17/07/2020+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/07/2020128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
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