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Glaucous Shears Papestra biren

Status: Vagrant/Accidental.

Distribution and Abundance: Rare.

Record: 11 May 1987 Deanshanger School grounds
(D. Brown).

Observations: There are two earlier records for the species,
9 July 1928 Kettering (A. Cooper) and 30 July 1929 Kettering (A. Cooper). There are unresolvable doubts concerning these records in that both are abnormally late for the moth to be on the wing, perhaps suggesting misidentification. Offsetting this it should also be borne in mind that Arthur Cooper was an extremely reliable and experienced recorder.

First Record: 1928, Cooper.