Drepanidae : Drepaninae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Allan Drewitt

Immature stages

Upload a Photo
Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
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 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

< Pebble Hook-tip  |  Peach Blossom >

Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/09/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
06/09/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
06/09/2019127TG22 - Buxton
05/09/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
Show Details | 1990 to 2018 | 2000 to 2018 |
Express Record Chinese Character
We need your records!
Do you have records of Chinese Character?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2019
   

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 10-13mm.
Season: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Crab Apple
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Share this page


Photos Required | T-shirts | Data Policy | Cookies Policy
    
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ 2019. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2019. Data © NOLA™ 2019
We use cookies to personalise content and enhance your experience. By clicking OK or using this site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you disable them. Cookies Policy