Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Photo © Ian Walker,  06/08/2008 - Hilltop, Cley, Norfolk

Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita
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Dark Spectacle
Abrostola triplasia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.002/2449
Norfolk status
Local.
Similar to Spectacle, but differs in having brownish-black ground colour, base of forewing dull straw colour and cross lines edged with red.
Heathland, fens, woodland, scrub and gardens.
More frequent in Norfolk of recent years.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.

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Determination
Dark Spectacle (L) and Spectacle (R) comparison - Ben Driver
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/05/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
14/05/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
13/10/2017128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
11/10/2017127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
10/10/2017127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Season: Two generation June-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle and Hop
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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