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Tawny Shears
Hadena perplexa ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2167 / 73.286
Photo © Dave Wilton,  College Lake 2016

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Campions
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Local but recorded widely across the region, usually on well-drained calcareous soils including the Chilterns chalk.

Recorded in 45 (58%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2021123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
12/07/2021123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
30/06/2020123SP50 - Oxford, Wheatley, Garsington
08/05/2020122SU48 - Wantage (E) / Harwell
22/07/2018223SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
Further info: Hadena perplexa
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