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Grey Chi
Antitype chi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2254 / 73.228
Norfolk status
A predominantly northern species, being commonest in central and north-west England and Wales.
Moorland and grassy hillsides.

Noted as being in decline in several counties including Yorkshire. The origin of the Norfolk specimens is unknown.

Two Norfolk records in VC27, one to a lighted window at Sheringham in 2005 (G. Follows, 21/09/2005) and at Cley-next-the-Sea in 2013 (I. Walker, 08/08/13)

A few unconfirmed records in the database.

Photo or specimen required to confirm any records please.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2013.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2013127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
21/09/2005127TG14 - Sheringham
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Docks and Sorrels
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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