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Dingy Shears
Fissipunctia ypsillon ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2314 / 73.222
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2007

Similar Upper Thames Species
Dog's Tooth
Lacanobia suasa
Foodplant:   Willows and poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Widespread and fairly common across the region, in wetland areas and damp woodland.

Recorded in 61 (78%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1851.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2022124SP70 - Thame, Longwick
18/07/2022123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
16/07/2022124SP64 - Silverstone
14/07/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
12/07/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
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