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Silvery Gem
Eucarta virgo (Treitschke, 1835)
Noctuidae: Condicinae
2310a / 73.079
Photo © Richard Eagling,  Second UK, First for Norfolk. Weybourne 23rd July 2014

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: Two Gens. Late May-July. August-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants. Mugwort, Dandelion, Tansy, Mint.
Ex Status: Import / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Suspected import or rare immigrant.
Widely distributed in central and eastern Europe.

First UK record on 29/06/06 at Bodenham, Herefordshire, in an area in which farming practices include regular importation of soft fruit plants from eastern Europe, casting some doubts over the origin of this specimen. 2006 was also an exceptional year for migrants.

First for Norfolk and second UK specimen trapped at Weybourne in 2014. (R. Eagling, 23/07/14)

3rd UK record at Blythburgh, Suffolk. VC 25 on 24/07/14

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2014.
Last Recorded in 2014.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2014127TG14 - Sheringham
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