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Fox Moth
Macrothylacia rubi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 66.008/1638
Norfolk status
Heathland, coastal and other grasslands, fen, open woodland, scrub.
The males fly in the afternoon, females tend to fly only at night.

Recorded in 25 (36%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2018827TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
08/09/2018127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
04/09/2018127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
30/07/2018+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
20/06/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 22-26mm. F 26-31mm.
Season: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Heathers, Bilberry, Creeping Willow Brambles
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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