Geometridae : Ennominae

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Similar Norfolk Species
Clouded Magpie
Abraxas sylvata
Magpie Moth
Abraxas grossulariata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 70.205/1884
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 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2015127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
27/08/2015127TG14 - Sheringham
24/08/2015127TG14 - Sheringham
23/08/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/08/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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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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