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Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita
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Dark Spectacle
Abrostola triplasia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.002

Formerly very uncommon in the region, but has been recorded more frequently in recent years. Occurs in a range of habitats.

Recorded in 40 (51%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Common Nettle and Hop
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
03/10/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU86
21/09/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP50
18/09/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
18/09/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU58
12/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71

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