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Early Grey
Xylocampa areola (Esper, 1789)
Noctuidae: Psaphidinae
2243 / 73.069
Photo © Matthew Casey,  19/03/2021 - Hethersett

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Hada plebeja
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
As the English name suggests, this is one of the earliest moths to emerge in the season.
Broad-leaved woodland, heathland, scrub, fens, hedgerows and gardens.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
14/05/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
14/05/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
14/05/2021128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
14/05/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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