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Spinach
Eulithis mellinata

(Fabricius, 1787) 70.092

Widespread in the region but not numerous and seemingly declining. Inhabits mainly gardens and woodland.

Recorded in 51 (65%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Black Currant, Red Current
Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU66
16/06/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU58
18/06/20181VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU98
21/06/20171VC22 - BerkshireSU56
21/06/20171VC22 - BerkshireSU56

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