Erebidae : Scoliopteryginae
ABH BF

Photo © Sacha Barbato,  Felthorpe 24/3/10

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Herald
2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix
(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.001
Norfolk status
These attractive moths resemble a shrivelled leaf when resting, and are most commonly encountered during the winter when they can be found hibernating on the ceilings of dark outhouses, porches, cellars and caves. The adults are on the wing from late July to November and again after hibernation from March to June. In the autumn they visit ivy blossom and ripe blackberries, as well as being attracted to light.

Recorded in 63 (91%) 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
24/09/2014128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
19/09/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/09/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/08/2014127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
August 2014+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 19-23mm.
Season: One generation Aug-Nov. (Mar-Jun after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Willows, Aspen and poplars
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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