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Marasmarcha lunaedactyla
Crescent Plume (Haworth, 1811)
Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae
1495 / 45.023
Photo © Rob Lee,  Dead Mans Wood 13/07/2019

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 18-22mm.
Flight: Late June - July
Foodplant:   Restharrow and Spiny Restharrow
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Rare.

Distinctive moon-shaped creamy-white marking at the cleft in the brownish forewing.

Recorded from Cranwich Heath (Fenn, 1989) Grimes Graves area (Gregory, 2009) and Holt (Follows, 2010).

C. Barrett [VCH 1901] "Mimaesioptilus phzeodactylus, Hb, Hunstanton; taken by Mr. Atmore"

Recorded in 20 (29%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2020128TL88 - Thetford
05/07/20201028TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/06/2020127TG20 - Norwich
26/06/2020128TF80 - Swaffham
24/06/2020228TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
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