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Dark Spectacle
Abrostola triplasia
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Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2450 / 73.001
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 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/06/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
26/06/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
25/06/2022227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/06/2022127TG20 - Norwich
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One or two generations. May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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