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Polia hepatica (Clerck, 1759)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2149 / 73.260
Photo © Marc Botham,  Swinley Brick-pits 2021

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows, Bog-myrtle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Very local and uncommon in the region, in Berkshire and south Buckinghamshire. Occurs on wooded heathland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (14%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1954.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2022222SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
26/06/2021122SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
01/07/2015124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
16/07/2013122SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
03/07/2013622SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
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