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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2118 / 73.338
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 59 (80%) 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
10/08/2022328TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
02/08/2022+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
01/08/2022728TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
30/07/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/07/2022127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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