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Sclerocona acutellus
Thatch Pearl (Eversmann, 1842)
Crambidae: Pyraustinae
1374a / 63.026
Photo © Mick ACourt,  Walcott - 04/07/12 - County first

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 25-30mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Nat Status: Migrant/Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Suspected rare immigrant and adventive species originating from reeds imported from central Europe.

First UK record in Hampshire 1988, with a number of records subsequently taken in the UK, many of which have been in close proximity to newly-thatched cottages.

First Norfolk record in July 2012, trapped in a garden at Walcott (M. A'Court, 04/07/12)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2012.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2012127TG33 - Bacton
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