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Radford's Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura leucogaster (Freyer, [1831])
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2102a / 73.330
Photo © Marc Botham,  Portland, Dorset 2020

Similar Upper Thames Species
Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura plecta
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants including Common Bird's-foot Trefoil
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

This is a rare but increasing immigrant species, with no Upper Thames records until one was found in Berkshire in 2020, followed by the first for Buckinghamshire in 2021. It has been seen more frequently in south-east England in recent years.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/10/2021124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
22/10/2020122SU48 - Wantage (E) / Harwell
Further info: Ochropleura leucogaster
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