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Crescent
Helotropha leucostigma (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2368 / 73.119
Photo © Dave Jones,  26/08/2013 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Yellow Iris, Great Fen-sedge.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
In addition to the typical form there is a well-marked variation, f. fibrosa, which is just as frequent, as well as several intermediate forms.
Fens, marshes, riversides, margins of lakes and ditches.
Well recorded on Norfolk Broads.

Recorded in 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/08/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
28/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
27/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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