Noctuidae : Dilobinae
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Photo © Ray Roche,  Snettisham 23/10/2012

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Figure of Eight
Diloba caeruleocephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2020 / 73.033
Norfolk status
Very scarce in recent years.
Diagnostic '8' marking on the forewing.
Male has feathered antennae.
Hedgerows, woodland, gardens.

After a gap of ten years, two specimens recorded in gardens on the same night in 2012! Thwaite St. Mary (Z. Madgett, 23/10/12) and Snettisham (R. Roche, 23/10/12).

Verification Grade Comment: Declining species

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2012.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2012127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
23/10/2012128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/10/2012128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
September 2002+27TG22 - Buxton
24/10/1999 to 30/10/1999+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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