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Semioscopis steinkellneriana
Dawn Flat-body ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Depressariidae: Depressariinae
667 / 32.002
Photo © Peter Tilley

Similar Norfolk Species
Early Flat-body
Semioscopis avellanella
Wingspan: 18-23mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Widespread but local.
Males fly between dawn and sunrise around blackthorn thickets, woods and hedgerows. Female flies at night.
Darker ground colour than previous similar species.

Recorded in 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/05/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/05/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
08/05/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
07/05/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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