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Cryphia algae (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Bryophilinae
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Photo © Ryan Irvine,  Hemsby 28/07/14

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 10-13mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Migrant species with only three recorded in the UK up until 1991. Subsequent records mainly from the south coast.
Increased records in the past few years indicate a resident population in Norfolk.

First Norfolk record July 2008 at Weybourne (M. Preston, 26/07/08).
First VC28 record at Holme NOA in 2013 (S. Barker, 13/08/13).
Third Norfolk record at Swanton Morley (J. & A. Stroud, 18/08/13).

Several records from across Norfolk in recent years, with 100s of annual records 2020 onwards.

Recorded in 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
16/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
16/09/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
11/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
10/09/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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