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  Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidaria  

B&F: 1925

ABH: 70.246

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Local.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in February and March.

Localities: Yardley Chase, Kirtley Coppice, Rockingham Park and Castor Hanglands.

Observations: The Fineshade Rothamsted light trap running in woodland in the eight years to the year 2000 recorded the moth in every year apart from 1994. A total of twenty-three moths were taken with an overall flight period of 16 February to 28 March.

L.O.N.: 1905. Near Kettering, Castle Ashby. Not common.

First Record: 1902, Victoria County History.