Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Immature stages

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Muslin Moth
Diaphora mendica

(Clerck, 1759) 72.022/2063
Norfolk status
Male nocturnal and female diurnal.
Showing distinct sexual dimorphism , the males of this moth are soft brown, the females white, both sparsely speckled with black.
Widespread.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2019327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
16/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/05/2019227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/05/2019127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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Forewing: M 14-17mm. F 17-19mm.
Season: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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