Noctuidae : Psaphidinae

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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Hada plebeja
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.

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 15.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/04/2016127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
23/04/2016128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
23/04/2016427TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/04/2016427TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/04/2016228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Season: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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