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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2118 / 73.338
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Lynford Arboretum, 15/07/08

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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
A small but attractive moth.
Moorland and heathland species but may wander to neighbouring habitats.

Comes to light at night, also active by day visiting and feeding at Heather flowers.

Recorded in 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
12/08/2020228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
11/08/2020+27TG12 - Aylsham
10/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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