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Suspected
Parastichtis suspecta

(Hübner, 1817) 73.221

Quite widespread and locally frequent in the south of the region, in woodland and on heathland. Much more local and thinly scattered elsewhere, and in some cases probably vagrant.

Recorded in 37 (47%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Birches and sallows
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU97
19/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU98
10/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU97
08/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU49
08/07/202211VC22 - BerkshireSU97

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