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Yellow Horned
Achlya flavicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1659 / 65.016
Photo © J Geeson,  Roudham Heath, 6th March 2014

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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation. Feb-April.
Foodplant:   Silver and Downy Birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Name derived from the yellowish colour of the antennae.
An early species, flying in March and April.

Recorded in 48 (65%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/05/2021127TG12 - Aylsham
19/04/2021127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
04/04/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/04/2021127TG12 - Aylsham
31/03/2021+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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