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Buff-tip
Phalera bucephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1994 / 71.025
Norfolk status
This is an unusual and striking moth with a large pale cream blotch on each wing tip.
The species creates the illusion it is just a dead and peeling piece of birch or oak stem when at rest, so fooling its predators into thinking it is not edible!

Know as the Moon Bird in Germany.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/05/2022127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/05/2022227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/05/2022128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
17/05/2022227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/05/2022127TM18 - Diss
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Forewing: M 22-26mm. F 26-34mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Birches, sallows, oaks, Hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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