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Dingy Shears
Fissipunctia ypsillon ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2314 / 73.222
Photo © Alan Garner,  Blunham 07/07/2021

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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Willows, sallows and poplars.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Bedfordshire status
Uncommon resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 15 June to 31 August - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 16 (73%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1955.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2023130TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
25/07/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
18/07/2022130SP93 - Woburn
15/07/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
11/07/2022230TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
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