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Spotted Clover Moth
Protoschinia scutosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Heliothinae
2405 / 73.071
Photo © J Wheeler,  Hunstanton 21/06/1953 [Elgood Collection @ Wisbech & Fenland Museum] (displayed with the kind permission of Wisbech & Fenland Museum 2010)

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-16mm.
Flight: May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Field Wormwood and goosefoots.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare Immigrant.
Seven recorded from Norfolk in 1953, not seen since.

Two taken at Cromer Lighthouse in 1875 and 1876 and Attleborough in 1880. [South, 1908]

Specimen from Hunstanton (1953) in the Elgood collection at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum.
Specimen from Cockley Cley (1953) in the BMNH.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 1953.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/1953128TF64 - Hunstanton
16/06/1953128TF64 - Hunstanton
15/06/1953128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
14/06/1953128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
12/06/1953128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
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