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Magpie Moth
Abraxas grossulariata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1884 / 70.205
Photo © Matthew Casey,  17/07/2017 - hethersett

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Abraxas sylvata
Forewing: 18-25mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Privet, Red and Black Currant ...
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
04/08/2020327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/08/2020127TM18 - Diss
02/08/2020527TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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