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Suspected
Parastichtis suspecta (Hübner, 1817)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2268 / 73.221
Photo © Keith Kerr,  16/07/2018 - Litcham (garden)

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
Lesser Common Rustic
Mesapamea didyma
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Birches and sallows.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Quite variable, there are a number of forms ranging from quite plain to more variegated examples.
Fens, carr, woodland, heathland, scrub.

Recorded in 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2021127TG33 - Bacton
21/08/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
31/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
31/07/20211127TG33 - Bacton
29/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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