Noctuidae : Psaphidinae

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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Hada plebeja
Early Grey
2243 Xylocampa areola
(Esper, 1789) 73.069
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.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/05/2014127TG24 - Cromer
24/05/2014127TG24 - Cromer
23/05/2014127TG24 - Cromer
22/05/2014127TG24 - Cromer
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Season: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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