Notodontidae : Phalerinae
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Buff-tip
Phalera bucephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 71.025/1994
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 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2018127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
29/07/2018+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
26/07/2018127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
24/07/2018127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
24/07/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 22-26mm. F 26-34mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Birches, sallows, oaks, Hazel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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