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Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2450 / 73.001
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  25/05/2012 - Stow Bardolph

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Similar Norfolk Species
Dark Spectacle
Abrostola triplasia
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One or two generations. May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Silvery-brown wings and a pair of white rings just above the eyes which look as though the moth is wearing goggles! - hence the name.
Widespread and common.

Recorded in 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/09/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
06/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
06/09/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
04/09/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
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