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True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2118 / 73.338
Photo © Ian Walker,  24/07/2012 - Hilltop, Cley, Norfolk

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
13/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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