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Purple Clay
Diarsia brunnea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2122 / 73.332
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  30/06/2017 - Emily's Wood

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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Broadleaved woodland and wooded heathland.

Recorded in 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2020227TG14 - Sheringham
06/09/2020128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
21/08/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
07/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
02/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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