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Dark Spectacle
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Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2450 / 73.001

Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Silvery-brown wings and a pair of white rings just above the eyes which look as though the moth is wearing spectacles - hence the name!

Can be confused with Dark Spectacle. Forewing colours whitish-grey not reddish-brown.

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/07/2024827TG42Eccles
08/07/2024227TM18New Buckenham
08/07/20241227TG31Upton
08/07/2024228TF63Heacham
08/07/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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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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