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Clouded Magpie
Abraxas sylvata (Scopoli, 1763)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1885 / 70.206
Photo © Adam Bassett,  Marlow Bottom, 21/07/2018

Similar Upper Thames Species
Magpie Moth
Abraxas grossulariata
Foodplant:   Wych Elm, English Elm
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Locally widespread in south Buckinghamshire but seemingly very rare elsewhere in the region. Found in woodland.

Recorded in 15 (19%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2022224TQ09 - Chorleywood, Chalfont St Peter
25/06/2022124SU89 - High Wycombe
25/06/20221024SU89 - High Wycombe
07/08/2020124SU88 - Marlow, Maidenhead
07/08/2020224SU88 - Marlow, Maidenhead
Further info: Abraxas sylvata
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