Noctuidae : Xyleninae

Photo © Chris Sharpe,  06/10/2013 - Rockland St. Peter: April Cottage, Chapel Street, NR17 1UJ

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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 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/11/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
03/11/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
01/11/2014128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
01/11/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/11/2014228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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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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