Noctuidae : Xyleninae
ABH BF

Photo © Andy Clements,  27/09/2013 - Great Bircham

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Merveille du Jour
Griposia aprilina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.224/2247
=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 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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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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