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Angle Shades
Phlogophora meticulosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2306 / 73.113
Photo © Gillian Simpson,  23/08/2015 - North Pickenham

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 21-25mm.
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly May-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
The angle shades moth, seen from May to July and August to October, has delicate green and brown markings in a camouflage pattern. The moth folds its forewings when at rest to enhance the effect of a crumpled leaf. Although there are two large generations in spring and autumn, the moth can be found in almost any month, particularly in the autumn when migrants are most frequent.

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/01/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
28/12/2021327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/12/2021227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
22/12/2021227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/12/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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