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Lilac Beauty
Apeira syringaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1910 / 70.231
Norfolk status
Distinctive member of the 'Thorn' family with an unusual undulating wing resting position, resembling a crumpled leaf.
Broad-leaved woodland and scrub.

Adults on the wing in June - July. In Norfolk a partial second generation occurs in late August - September.

Recorded in 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2020128TF91 - Dereham
15/09/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
09/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
26/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
08/07/2020127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 19-22mm.
Flight: One main generation June-July. Partial second generation late Aug- Sept
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle, Ash and Wild Privet
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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