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Loxostege sticticalis
Diamond-spot Pearl (Linnaeus, 1761)
Crambidae: Pyraustinae
1368 / 63.002
Photo © Leon Truscott

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Wingspan: 24-29 mm.
Flight: Arriving in late summer or early autumn.
Foodplant:   Mugwort
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Suspected resident in the Brecks.
Scarce migrant with fairly scattered records.

C. Barrett [VCH 1901] "Spilodes sticticalis, Linn. Merton, Thetford, Brandon, Beachamwell, Hunstanton.
rather common in the 'Breck' district".

(=Margaritia sticticalis)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 22 (30%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
27/07/2014127TG24 - Cromer
26/07/2014127TG24 - Cromer
24/08/2013127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
26/07/2006127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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