Noctuidae : Psaphidinae
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Early Grey
Xylocampa areola

(Esper, 1789) 73.069/2243
Norfolk status
As the English name suggests, this is one of the earliest moths to emerge in the season.
Broad-leaved woodland, heathland, scrub, fens, hedgerows and gardens.
Widespread.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/03/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
21/03/20192427TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
21/03/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
21/03/2019327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
21/03/2019128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Season: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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