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Green-brindled Crescent
Allophyes oxyacanthae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Psaphidinae
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Photo © Matthew Casey,  04/10/2020 - Hethersett

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Dog-rose, Crab Apple.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Two distinct forms of this species, the typical has patches of metallic green scales giving it an attractive sheen in the correct light. A melanic form, (f. capucina) is found in suburban areas, and shows much less green.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub and gardens.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/11/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
11/11/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
11/11/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/11/2020127TG20 - Norwich
09/11/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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