Noctuidae : Xyleninae

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Orache Moth
Trachea atriplicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.106/2304
Norfolk status
Formerly resident in the fens of East Anglia, Now rare immigrant.

Norfolk records at Sea Paling in 1991 (Ian Heppenstall) at Edingthorpe Green in 2013 (Mick A'Court) and Horsey in 2015 (Tim Hodge)

Several Victorian records.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
05/09/2013127TG33 - Bacton
21/07/1991127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
1884+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
1884+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
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Forewing: 20-22mm.
Season: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Oraches, goosefoots, Knotgrass
Nat Status: Rare Immigrant Former resident
 Immature Adult
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