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Passenger
Dysgonia algira

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2460 / 72.087
Norfolk status
Very rare immigrant.

Occurring in southern Europe and Africa, it has two generations, flying in May and June and again in July and August, and is attracted to light.
All records have been from southern England, mostly in August - September. A peak season occurred in 2006 when 12 specimens were recorded.

New for Norfolk in 2015 at Taverham, nr Norwich (Mike McCarthy, 08/08/15) The 27th UK record - Atropos


Please note very similar European species, not yet recorded in the UK Dysgonia torrida. The central pale band across the forewing of Passenger Dysgonia algira has a distinct change in direction (is angled) on the basal (inner edge) of this band, while on D. torrida it is a much smoother curve, being much straighter. D. Grundy
See www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Dysgonia_Torrida

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2015.
Last Recorded in 2015.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2015127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Forewing: 17-23mm
Flight: May - June. July - August
Foodplant:   Bramble, Sallow (no evidence of breeding in the UK)
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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