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Grey Shoulder-knot
Lithophane ornitopus (Dadd, 1911)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2237 / 73.202
Photo © Dave Appleton,  19/03/2015 - North Elmham

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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 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/05/2020127TG33 - Bacton
07/05/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
15/04/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/04/2020128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
Further info: Lithophane ornitopus
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