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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.338/2118
Norfolk status
A small but attractive moth.
Moorland and heathland species but may wander to neighbouring habitats.

Comes to light at night, also active by day visiting and feeding at Heather flowers.

Recorded in 57 (83%) 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
09/08/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
07/08/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
06/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/08/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/08/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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