Noctuidae : Dilobinae
ABH BF

Photo © Zac Madgett,  Thwaite St. Mary 23/10/12

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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis
 
Figure of Eight
Diloba caeruleocephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.033/2020
Norfolk status
Very scarce in recent years.
Diagnostic '8' marking on the forewing.
Male has feathered antennae.
Hedgerows, woodland, gardens.

After a gap of ten years, two specimens recorded in gardens on the same night in 2012! Thwaite St. Mary (Z. Madgett, 23/10/12) and Snettisham (R. Roche, 23/10/12).

Recorded in 44 (64%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/2014+27TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
16/07/2013128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
23/10/2012128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/10/2012127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
September 2002+27TG22 - Buxton
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Season: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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