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Bird's Wing
Dypterygia scabriuscula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2301 / 73.105
Photo © Chris McGaw,  25/06/2017 - The Grange

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 16mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Docks, Sorrel, Knotgras.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Unmistakable chocolate-brown moth with diagnostic 'bird's-wing' shaped mark on forewings.
Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland and parks.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
14/08/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
13/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
12/08/2020228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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