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Crimson Speckled
Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2054 / 72.034
Photo © James Lowen,  Burnham Overy Dunes 18/10/2014 - New for Norfolk

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-22mm
Flight: May to October (mostly in the autumn)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare migrant from the Mediterranean and North Africa, with around 100 UK records in the last Century.

New for Norfolk in 2014 when an adult was flushed from some sandy turf at Burnham Overy Dunes and photographed. (J. Lowen, T. Stuart, 18/10/2014)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2014.
Last Recorded in 2014.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/10/2014128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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