Noctuidae : Psaphidinae

Photo © Kevin Leighton,  18/03/2014 - Stow Bardolph

  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 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2015228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/06/2015127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
07/06/2015128TF91 - Dereham
06/06/2015128TF91 - Dereham
27/05/2015128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Season: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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