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Viper's Bugloss
Hadena irregularis (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2168 / 73.287
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  West Harling Heath 1964 - Durrant collection - Norwich Castle Museum. (displayed with the kind permission of Tony Irwin, Norwich Castle Museum)

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Forewing: 14-15mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Spanish Catchfly.
Nat Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Extinct former Breckland resident.
Last record was of larvae at Icklingham, Suffolk, in 1968.

Verification Grade Comment: Extinct.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 1964.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/1964128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
30/06/1962128TL88 - Thetford
10/06/1962228TL88 - Thetford
01/01/1961 to 31/12/1981+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
01/01/1950 to 31/12/1951+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
Further info: Hadena irregularis
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