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Ingrailed Clay
Diarsia mendica (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2120 / 73.333
Photo © Matthew Casey,  18/06/2018 - Hethersett

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Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Highly variable species.
Heathland, woodland, fens, scrub, hedgerows and grassland.

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1922.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2021127TM28 - Harleston
01/09/2021128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
31/08/2021127TG33 - Bacton
13/08/2021128TF80 - Swaffham
31/07/20215327TG33 - Bacton
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