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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 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2019327TG14 - Sheringham
29/08/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
06/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
05/08/2019228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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