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Rosy Marbled
Elaphria venustula (Hübner, 1790)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2396 / 73.091
Photo © Tim Hodge,  Horsey Corner 18/06/2018

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 10-11mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Tormentil and Creeping Cinquefoil.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
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 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 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
26/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
13/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
27/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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