Noctuidae : Aediinae

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Tyta luctuosa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.031/2465
Norfolk status
Believed locally extinct.
Diurnal, flies on sunny days and is a very distinctive mainly black moth with four large white spots.
Resident from Breckland, and other sites.
Recent surveys in the Brecks from the Suffolk moth group have failed to uncover this species.

Immigrant recorded in July 2006 at Weybourne.

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2006.

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2006127TG14 - Sheringham
30/05/1996127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
1993+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
1993+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
1993+28TL88 - Thetford
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Forewing: 12-13mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Field Bindweed
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
 Immature Adult
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