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Old Lady
Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2300 / 73.107
Photo © Tony Bellars,  02/09/2013Kings Lynn

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 30-36mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Unmistakable large-winged moth.
It hides by day in old buildings and sheds, and frequents damper areas, riverbanks, marshes, gardens, woodland, scrub and hedgerows.


Recorded in 59 (86%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/04/2021227TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
13/04/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
24/02/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
03/10/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/09/2020127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
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