Noctuidae : Xyleninae

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Old Lady
Mormo maura

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.107/2300
Norfolk status
Unmistakable large-winged moth.
It hides by day in old buildings and sheds, and frequents damper areas, riverbanks, marshes, gardens, woodland, scrub and hedgerows.


Recorded in 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/09/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/09/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/09/2015227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/09/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/09/2015128TF52 - Terrington
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Forewing: 30-36mm.
Season: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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