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Eastern Bordered Straw
Heliothis nubigera (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
Noctuidae: Heliothinae
2404 / 73.075
Photo © Graham Wenman

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: Recorded in May and June.
Foodplant:   Many plants.
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare immigrant, unknown in Britain until 1958.

Old British records, two from Norfolk, by Peter Clarke: Sheringham on 28th May (2nd UK record) and 3rd June 1958. The first of these now in the Natural History Museum.

In 2006 there was an unprecedented influx with 16 UK records, which more than doubled the number of previous records.

Note distinct row of black dots on the outer edge of wing.

Please retain for confirmation.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1958.
Last Recorded in 1958.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/1958127TG14 - Sheringham
28/05/1958127TG14 - Sheringham
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