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Muslin Moth
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2063 / 72.022
Photo © Mick Norman,  22/04/2020 - Gaywood, Kings Lynn

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Forewing: M 14-17mm. F 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-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.
Widespread.

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

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
29/05/2020227TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
28/05/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
27/05/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
27/05/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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