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Photo © William John Brame,  Felixstowe, Suffolk Sands 14/10/2019

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Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura plecta
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Radford's Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura leucogaster

Freyer, 1831 2102a / 73.330

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not recorded in the country during Morley's time.

The first British record was from West Sussex in 1983.

This moth is a rare immigrant to Britain, mainly along southern coasts. Records have been increasing in recent years and the species may be on the verge of colonisation.

Recent status: The sole county record to date was taken at 40W actinic light in Felixstowe, on the night of 14 October 2019 (W.J. Brame).

Identification: Compare with similar Flame Shoulder.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2019.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Date#VC10k Area
14/10/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Forewing: 34-37mm
Flight: One generation, September to November
Foodplant:   Trefoils (Lotus) and other low-growing plants
Nat Status: Rare immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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