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Tawny Shears
Hadena perplexa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  05/09/2014 - Beach car park, Cley

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Agrotis ripae
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Campions, Nottingham Catchfly and Rock Sea-spurrey.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Extremely variable.
Dry grassy or stony habitats such as chalk downland and shingle beaches.

Recorded in 59 (86%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
24/05/2019728TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
23/05/20191728TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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