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Marbled Clover
Heliothis viriplaca (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Heliothinae
2401 / 73.072
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  04/07/15 with Dick Jones & Jim Hodgkinson, West Norfolk

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Many plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Locally common.
Resident, possible immigrant.

Flies rapidly in sunshine visiting flowers such as Viper's-bugloss, clovers and others.
Breckland, grassland, sand and shingle beaches, and other open grassy areas.
Main breeding areas in Breckland, Norfolk.

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2022528TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/06/2022128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
02/06/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/05/2022228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
09/05/2022228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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