Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Gem
Nycterosea obstipata

(Fabricius, 1794) 1720 / 70.047
=Orthonama obstipata
Norfolk status
Immigrant.

Widespread records from across Norfolk.

The species is sexually dimorphic.
Male: Orange brown forewing with narrow dark central cross-band.
Female: Deep rosewood-brown colour with a small black, white ringed central dot.

Recorded in 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
07/11/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
29/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/10/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/10/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: Arrive April-Nov.
Foodplant:   Various low-growing plants
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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