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Pale Pinion
Lithophane socia (Clerck, 1759)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2236 / 73.201
Photo © Matthew Casey,  09/03/2017 - costessey

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Tawny Pinion
Lithophane semibrunnea
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: Oct-May. (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Oaks. birches, sallows, Hazel other trees and shrubs.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Inhabiting broad-leaved woodland and parkland, the moths are on the wing in October and November, and reappear after hibernation in early spring, when breeding occurs.

Since recorded at Wells in 2002, rapidly spreading over the county, with many records in 2008, 2009, 2010...

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/03/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/02/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
18/10/2020127TG20 - Norwich
28/09/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
13/09/2020127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
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