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Abrostola triplasia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2449 / 73.002
Photo © John Thacker,  Harwell 11.9.21 (Scale mm)

Similar Upper Thames Species
Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita
Foodplant:   Common Nettle and Hop
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Formerly very uncommon in the region, but has been recorded more frequently in recent years. Occurs in a range of habitats.

Recorded in 40 (51%) 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
03/10/2022122SU86 - Wokingham / Bracknell
21/09/2022123SP50 - Oxford, Wheatley, Garsington
18/09/2022122SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
18/09/2022122SU87 - White Waltham
12/09/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
Further info: Abrostola triplasia
 
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