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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2118 / 73.338
Photo © Melissa Banthorpe,  Cooper's Hill NR 25/06/2010

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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather.
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Bedfordshire status
Uncommon resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 15 May to 20 August - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 9 (41%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/20221730TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
13/07/2022130SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
10/07/2022130SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
05/07/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
05/07/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
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