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Ingrailed Clay
Diarsia mendica

(Fabricius, 1775) 2120 / 73.333
Photo © Nancy Stedman,  SE006466 High Farnhill, VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Frequent or common in all five vice-counties. This species is very variable including a small moorland form which is common in suitable areas.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in numbers or distribution.

Recorded in 170 (85%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: June - Jul
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2023163SE22 - Dewsbury
02/09/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
01/09/2023264SD67 - Ingleton
25/08/2023362NZ70 - Glaisdale
23/08/2023265SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
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