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Rosy Marbled
Elaphria venustula (Hübner, 1790)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2396 / 73.091
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  27/05/2020 - Cranwich Camp Track

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 10-11mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Tormentil and Creeping Cinquefoil.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Dry open woodland on acid soil, heathland, grassland, occurring mainly in certain localities in the south-east of England.

Apparently became established in the Brecks mid 1980s. Recorded in very low numbers in recent years.

Recorded at two coastal localities in 2014 when several specimens were taken at Barrow Common near Brancaster (NMS, 31/05/14) and a VC27 first at Eccles (N. Bowman, 03/06/14)

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/2021+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
03/07/2021128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
03/07/2021828TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
02/07/2021328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/06/2021128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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