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Dark Spectacle
Abrostola triplasia
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Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita

(Hufnagel, 1766) 73.001/2450
Norfolk status
Silvery-brown wings and a pair of white rings just above the eyes which look as though the moth is wearing goggles! - hence the name.
Widespread and common.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/04/2019128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
19/04/2019127TG20 - Norwich
18/04/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/09/2018128TM09 - Attleborough
19/09/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Season: One or two generations. May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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