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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2118 / 73.338
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather and Bell Heather.
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB 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 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2022127TG20 - Norwich
06/09/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
19/08/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
18/08/2021128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
17/08/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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