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Ingrailed Clay
Diarsia mendica (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2120 / 73.333
Photo © Lynnette Nicholson, Mark Golley,  21/05/2022 - Cley

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

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1922.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2022127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
29/06/2022127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
28/06/2022128TF80 - Swaffham
28/06/2022127TG24 - Cromer
28/06/2022127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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