Noctuidae : Xyleninae

Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Trapped - Dick Jones, Dersingham

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Merveille du Jour
2247 Griposia aprilina
(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.224
=Dichonia aprilina
Norfolk status
One of our most beautiful moths.
Broad-leaved woodland, parkland, hedgerows and gardens.
Feeds at Ivy flowers and overripe berries.
Infamous for sitting just outside of the trap at dawn, rather than in it!

Recorded in 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2013.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
November 2013127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
31/10/2013127TG24 - Cromer
30/10/2013127TG33 - Bacton
30/10/2013128TM09 - Attleborough
27/10/2013127TG20 - Norwich
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Forewing: 18-23mm.
Season: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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