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Small Ranunculus
Hecatera dysodea ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
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Photo © Nigel Partridge,  18-07-2008 Loosley Row, Bucks

Large Ranunculus
Polymixis flavicincta
Foodplant:   Prickly Lettuce, Great lettuce and cultivated lettuce
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A recent arrival now found widely across the region, having become extinct in Britain in the mid 20th century and subsequently re-colonised and spread, first appearing in 1997. Associated with dry, open sites especially with bare ground, including gardens and other urban sites.

Recorded in 41 (53%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/2022723SP51 - Bletchington, Otmoor, Murcott
29/08/2022124SP60 - Waterperry, Long Crendon
28/08/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
21/08/2022122SU68 - Wallingford / Woodcote
21/08/2022124SU99 - Amersham, Beaconsfield
Further info: Hecatera dysodea
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