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Actinotia polyodon (Clerck, 1759)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2097 / 73.111
Photo © Brian Jones,  3/6/2010 Czech Republic

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-Aug.
Foodplant:   St John's-worts.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare immigrant to Britain only recorded around 20 times. The first recorded British specimen was taken at Yarmouth in June 1839. One in 1892 outside Norwich and on the St. Nicholas lightship off Gorleston in 1938! (South)

Recorded at Eccles on Sea - 7th Aug 1997 and again on 26th May 2018!

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1839.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
07/08/1997127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
1938127TG50 - Yarmouth
1892127TG20 - Norwich
June 1839127TG50 - Yarmouth
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