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Brown-spot Pinion
Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1761)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2266 / 73.187
Photo © Dave Jones,  03/10/2015 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Agrochola lychnidis
Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: September to mid-October
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants and trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Chestnut ground colour and several blackish marks on the leading edge of the forewing.
Broad-leaved woodland, parkland, grassland, heathland, fens, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.
Feeds at Ivy flowers and overripe blackberries.
Widespread.

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

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/10/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
29/10/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
21/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/10/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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