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Prays fraxinella
Ash-bud Moth (Bjerkander, 1784)
449 / 22.002
Photo © Matthew Casey,  25/06/2014 - costessey

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 14-17mm
Flight: June - Sept.
Foodplant:   Ash.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Woodland areas where Ash found.

Please note: The former unicolorous dark form is now recognized as a distinct species Prays ruficeps

A melanic form of P. fraxinella does occur, however in it the faint fraxinella markings can still be distinguished.

Recorded in 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2019128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
16/07/2019527TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
04/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/06/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
29/06/2019128TM09 - Attleborough
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