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Palpita vitrealis
Olive-tree Pearl (Rossi, 1794)
Crambidae: Spilomelinae
1408 / 63.048
Photo © Ted Phillips,  03/10/2015 - Low Road Winterton

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 27 -31 mm.
Flight: Autumn.
Foodplant:   Jasmine and Olive.
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Uncommon migrant.
Translucent wings with a slight sheen and an orange or brown leading edge.

Several records in recent years.

C.Barret [VCH 1901] "Margarodes unionalis, Hb. A single specimen of this rarity was captured at Yarmouth on June 15th, 1880, by Mrs.Wheeler. It was sitting upon a grass-culm on the sandhills. It has been placed by Dr. F. D. Wheeler in my collection"

Recorded in 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/11/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
09/11/2020127TG24 - Cromer
09/11/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
09/11/2020227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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