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Magpie Moth
Abraxas grossulariata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1884 / 70.205
Photo © Lewis Lawes,  03/08/2013 - Northacre

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Clouded Magpie
Abraxas sylvata
Forewing: 18-25mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Privet, Red and Black Currant ...
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Largest of the black and white geometrid moths.

A declining species with far fewer records than 30 years ago.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/09/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
02/09/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/09/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
29/08/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
Further info: Abraxas grossulariata
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