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Alucita hexadactyla
1288 Many-plumed Moth
Linnaeus, 175844.001
Norfolk status
The only British member of its family. Can occur any time between late winter and late autumn. Often found hibernating.
Gardens and woodland where foodplant (Honeysuckle) found.

Each wing is separated into 6 'plumes', making the English name for this unusual little moth rather inaccurate!

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2014127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
30/10/2014227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
19/10/2014128TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
18/10/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/10/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Wingspan: 14-16 mm.
Season: Two Generations. Can occur any time.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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