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Pale Shining Brown
Polia bombycina

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2148 / 73.259
Norfolk status
Rare, Endangered priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. This moth has only been recorded from around 20 scattered sites throughout England since 1980.

Open light chalky soils, rough scrubby grassland and open woodland.

Mid 1990's Norfolk records and last recorded in 2006.

The life history is imperfectly known, the larvae are thought to be polyphagous, feeding on deciduous trees and shrubs and herbaceous plants.

Long known from Norfolk where it was once widespread, but usually seen as singletons although John Fenn used to find it regularly at Stoke Ferry before 1970. G. Haggett

Verification Grade Comment: No recent Norfolk records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 25 (34%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2006.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2006128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
29/06/2006428TF64 - Hunstanton
29/06/2005128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
29/06/2004128TF64 - Hunstanton
June 2002127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Polyphagous
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book (proposed)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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