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Crambus hamella
Dark Grass-veneer (Thunberg, 1788)
Crambidae: Crambinae
1299 / 63.087
Photo © Jim Hodgkinson,  27.8.17 Dersingham

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: c.25 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Diagnostic white longitudinal streak with an angled offshoot, and dark blotch near the apex of the forewing.
Heathland.

C. Barrett [VCH 1901] "- hamellus, Thunb. Croxton, Little Saxton ;frequent on heaths near Lynn"

Recorded in 22 (30%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
03/09/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
27/08/2019327TG33 - Bacton
06/07/2019+27TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
21/09/2017128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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