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Magpie Moth
Abraxas grossulariata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1884 / 70.205
Photo © Lynnette Nicholson,  28/07/2019 - Paston

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Clouded Magpie
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
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
02/08/2020527TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/08/2020427TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/07/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
31/07/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
31/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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