Drepanidae : Drepaninae

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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Chinese Character
1651 Cilix glaucata
(Scopoli, 1763) 65.007
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 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2014128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
15/09/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/09/2014127TG24 - Cromer
14/09/2014128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
14/09/2014227TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
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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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