Erebidae : Erebinae

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Lunar Double-stripe
Minucia lunaris

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 72.086/2456
Norfolk status
Rare immigrant.
First recorded at Lowestoft, Suffolk 1832, suggesting possible local establishment at the time.

Only modern day record, a presumed migrant, taken on a NMS field meeting at East Winch Common in 1992.

Barrett [VCH, 1901] Ophiodes lunaris, Sch.
"A single specimen of this, one of the rarest of British species, was captured at 'light' at Stratton Strawless, in 1878, by Dr. F. D. Wheeler"

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1878.
Last Recorded in 1992.

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Date#VC10k Area
30/05/1992128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
1878127TG22 - Buxton
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Forewing: 23-26mm.
Season: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Nat Status: Immigrant
 Immature Adult
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