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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 1990s Norfolk records and found in West Norfolk 2004-06. Not recorded again until single male taken in 2023 at Beeston Regis (R. Eagling)

Occasional coastal records are thought to be migrants.

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

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 26 (35%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
14/06/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
29/06/2006428TF64Hunstanton Park / Ringstead
29/06/2004128TF64Hunstanton Park / Ringstead
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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
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