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Scoliopteryx libatrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Scoliopteryginae
2469 / 72.001
Photo © Matthew Casey,  28/03/2017 - costessey

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Nov. (Mar-Jun after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Willows, Aspen and poplars.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
These attractive moths resemble a shrivelled leaf when resting, and are most commonly encountered during the winter when they can be found hibernating on the ceilings of dark outhouses, porches, cellars and caves. The adults are on the wing from late July to November and again after hibernation from March to June. In the autumn they visit ivy blossom and ripe blackberries, as well as being attracted to light.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/05/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
20/05/2020128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
20/05/2020127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
18/05/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
17/05/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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