Noctuidae : Psaphidinae
ABH BF

Photo © Stephen Youngs,  10/04/2015 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

  Immature stages

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Early Grey
Xylocampa areola

(Esper, 1789) 73.069/2243
Norfolk status
As the English name suggests, this is one of the earliest moths to emerge in the season.
Broad-leaved woodland, heathland, scrub, fens, hedgerows and gardens.
Widespread.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2015228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/06/2015127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
27/05/2015128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
25/05/2015127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/05/2015127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
Express Record Early Grey
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Season: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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