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Muslin Moth
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2063 / 72.022
Photo © Nick Watmough,  07/04/2017 - 55 Chestnut Hill, Norwich, NR4 6NL

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Forewing: M 14-17mm. F 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation April-June.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Male nocturnal and female diurnal.
Showing distinct sexual dimorphism, the males of this moth are soft brown, the females white, both sparsely speckled with black.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
01/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
26/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
29/06/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
19/06/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
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