Drepanidae : Drepaninae
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  Immature stages

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Chinese Character
Cilix glaucata

(Scopoli, 1763) 65.007/1651
Norfolk status
This moth has delicate silvery markings on some of the veins, and these suggest a character in the Chinese alphabet, hence its common name. This mixture of white with brown markings provides excellent camouflage. When at rest, with its head tucked away under its thorax, and its feet well hidden away under its wings, the moth looks just like a bird dropping!

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2016128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
06/09/2016128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
06/09/2016127TG20 - Norwich
06/09/2016127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
02/09/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 10-13mm.
Season: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Crab Apple
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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