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Tawny Shears
Hadena perplexa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2167 / 73.286
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  05/09/2014 - Beach car park, Cley

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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
24/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
05/07/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
24/06/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
23/06/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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