Glaucous Shears

    Papestra biren

    NoctuidaeABH 73.272 B&F 2162

    A declining moth essentially reliant on upland moorland, once fairly widely recorded on Exmoor and occasionally elsewhere, now possibly extinct.  The last records for both vice-counties were in 2011, at Wiveliscombe and Luckbarrow in VC5 and Weston Moor in VC6.

    Adult Verification Grade: 1

    Glaucous Shears (Papestra biren) photographed in Somerset by Nigel Voaden