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Adscita statices (Linnaeus, 1758)
Zygaenidae: Procridinae
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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: M 12-15mm. F 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Common and Sheeps Sorel.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Local.
Flies in sunshine feeding at flowers.
Open habitats, damp grassland, chalk downland, heathland.

New UK BAP priority species.

Recorded in 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/20202028TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
21/07/2020827TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/07/2020128TF64 - Hunstanton
17/07/2020128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
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