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Portland Moth
Actebia praecox

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2099 / 73.308
Norfolk status
Scarce resident and occasional immigrant. Scattered colonies along the Norfolk coast, but rarely seen, with only 4 modern day records.
One of only a few greenish-coloured moths amongst the Noctuidae.

Barrett (Trans. N&NNS, 1873) "found on the coast sand-hills and rarely on the "Breck" sand.

Last recorded in Norfolk at Edgefield (A. Harrap, 09/08/97) and Weybourne (M. Preston 09/09/11)

Verification Grade Comment: Very rare.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (11%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2011.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2011127TG14 - Sheringham
09/08/1997127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
16/08/1996127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
1971128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
1889+28TF64 - Hunstanton
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Forewing: 17-21mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Creeping Willow
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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