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Chinese Character
Cilix glaucata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1651 / 65.007
Norfolk status
This moth has delicate silvery markings on some of the veins, and these suggest a character in the Chinese alphabet, hence its common name. This mixture of white with brown markings provides excellent camouflage. When at rest, with its head tucked away under its thorax, and its feet well hidden away under its wings, the moth looks just like a bird dropping!

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2022327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
16/05/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/05/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/05/2022128TF91 - Dereham
15/05/2022327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 10-13mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Crab Apple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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