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Alucita hexadactyla
Many-plumed Moth

Linnaeus, 175844.001/1288
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 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/11/2015+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
31/10/2015127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
October 2015+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
13/08/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/08/2015127TG24 - Cromer
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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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