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Merveille du Jour
Griposia aprilina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.224/2247
=Dichonia aprilina
Norfolk status
One of our most beautiful moths.
Broad-leaved woodland, parkland, hedgerows and gardens.
Feeds at Ivy flowers and overripe berries.
Infamous for sitting just outside of the trap at dawn, rather than in it!

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/11/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
07/11/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
07/11/2018227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/11/2018228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
06/11/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 18-23mm.
Season: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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