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Marasmarcha lunaedactyla
Crescent Plume (Haworth, 1811)
Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae
1495 / 45.023
Photo © Tim Hodge,  10/07/2015 - Cranwich Heath

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 18-22mm.
Season: 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 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
13/07/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
10/07/2019428TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
09/07/2019128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
17/06/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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