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Orache Moth
Trachea atriplicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2304 / 73.106
Photo © James Lowen,  New Costessey, caught 1 Jul 2018. Further details on

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 20-22mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Oraches, goosefoots, Knotgrass.
Nat Status: Rare Immigrant Former resident
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Formerly resident in the fens of East Anglia, Now rare immigrant.

Norfolk records at Sea Paling in 1991 (Ian Heppenstall) at Edingthorpe Green in 2013 (Mick A'Court) Horsey in 2015 (Tim Hodge) and New Costessey in 2018 (James Lowen)

Several Victorian records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2018127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
18/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
05/09/2013127TG33 - Bacton
21/07/1991127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
1884+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
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