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Tawny Shears
Hadena perplexa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2167 / 73.286
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  19/05/2014 - Stow Bardolph

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Agrotis ripae
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: 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 60 (81%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/07/2021128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
21/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/07/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
16/07/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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