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

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/04/2015228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/04/2015327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
23/04/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/04/2015627TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/04/2015127TG33 - Bacton
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Season: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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