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Dotted Fan-foot
Macrochilo cribrumalis (Hübner, 1793)
Erebidae: Herminiinae
2493 / 72.052
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Cley Next the Sea, Norfolk. 270614

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 13-14mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Wood-sedge, Hairy Wood-rush and Field Wood-rush.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Diagnostic white-fawn coloration and two rows of black dots.
Sedge-beds, fens, coastal marshes, heathland, woodland.
Becoming more widespread over the last few years.

Recorded in 56 (76%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
23/07/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/07/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
18/07/2022127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
17/07/2022327TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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