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Dark Spectacle
Abrostola triplasia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2449 / 73.002
Photo © Matthew Casey,  15/09/2019 - Hethersett

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Similar Norfolk Species
Abrostola tripartita
Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: Two generation June-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle and Hop.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Similar to Spectacle, but differs in having brownish-black ground colour, base of forewing dull straw colour and cross lines edged with red.
Heathland, fens, woodland, scrub and gardens.
More frequent in Norfolk of recent years.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
18/09/2021228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
16/09/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
15/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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