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Scarce Bordered Straw
Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Heliothinae
2400 / 73.076
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Similar Norfolk Species
Bordered Straw
Heliothis peltigera
Eastern Bordered Straw
Heliothis nubigera
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: Recorded all months (most Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Scarlet Geranium and Yellow-rattle. others.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Records from coastal areas but some inland also.
Occurring most often in the autumn months Aug - Nov.

Recorded in 46 (67%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
19/10/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
18/10/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/10/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
14/10/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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