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Tree-lichen Beauty
Cryphia algae

(Fabricius, 1775) 2292 / 73.082
Norfolk status
Former migrant species with only three recorded in the UK up until 1991, with subsequent records mainly from the south coast.
Increased records in the past few years indicate a resident population now well established in Norfolk.

First Norfolk record July 2008 at Weybourne (M. Preston, 26/07/08).
First VC28 record at Holme NOA in 2013 (S. Barker, 13/08/13).
Third Norfolk record at Swanton Morley (J. & A. Stroud, 18/08/13).

Several records from across Norfolk in recent years, with 100s of annual records 2018 onwards and over 2000 specimens recorded in 2020.

Recorded in 61 (82%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/08/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/08/2022327TG24 - Cromer
15/08/2022127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
15/08/2022427TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Forewing: 10-13mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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