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Cryphia algae (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Bryophilinae
2292 / 73.082
Photo © Matthew Casey,  25/07/2019 - Hethersett

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 could indicate a possible resident population?

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 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2008.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/08/2019127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
27/08/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
27/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/08/2019128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
Further info: Cryphia algae
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