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Chinese Character
Cilix glaucata (Scopoli, 1763)
Drepanidae: Drepaninae
1651 / 65.007
Photo © Murray Smith,  01/06/2021 - Lingwood

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 10-13mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Crab Apple.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
This moth has delicate silvery markings on some of the veins, and these suggest a character in the Chinese alphabet, hence its common name. This mixture of white with brown markings provides excellent camouflage. When at rest, with its head tucked away under its thorax, and its feet well hidden away under its wings, the moth looks just like a bird dropping!

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/09/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
10/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
07/09/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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