Noctuidae : Dilobinae
ABH BF

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Similar Norfolk Species
Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis
 
Figure of Eight
2020 Diloba caeruleocephala
(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.033
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 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2012.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2012128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/10/2012127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
September 2002+27TG22 - Buxton
24/10/1999 to 30/10/1999+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
October 1999+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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