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Grey Shoulder-knot
Lithophane ornitopus (Dadd, 1911)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2237 / 73.202
Photo © Susie Turner,  TG10 09.03.2012

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: September - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Broad-leaved woodland and parkland.
Key feature is the bold, black, antler-like mark at base of the forewing.
Reasonably widespread.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/02/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/02/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
21/02/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
21/02/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/02/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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