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Cryphia algae (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Bryophilinae
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Photo © Phil Taylor,  18/07/2020 - Stoke Ferry

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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.

Recorded in 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
08/09/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
03/09/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
03/09/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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