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Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2300 / 73.107
Photo © Tony Bellars,  02/09/2013 - 24 bevis way kings lynn pe303ag

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 30-36mm.
Season: 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 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2019127TG12 - Aylsham
15/09/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
12/09/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
12/09/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/09/2019127TG20 - Norwich
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