Geometridae : Ennominae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Clouded Magpie
Abraxas sylvata
Magpie Moth
1884 Abraxas grossulariata
(Linnaeus, 1758) 70.205
Norfolk status
Largest of the black and white geometrid moths.

A declining species with far fewer records than 30 years ago.

Recorded in 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2013.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2013127TG14 - Sheringham
03/09/2013127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
September 2013+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/08/2013127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/08/2013327TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Forewing: 18-25mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Privet, Red and Black Currant
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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