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Luquetia lobella
Tufted Blackthorn Moth ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Depressariidae: Depressariinae
668 / 32.003
Photo © DWLongden,  TG 056332 20/06/12 Briston . pond edge

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Black-spotted Grey
Teleiodes vulgella
Wingspan: 19mm
Flight: June
Foodplant:   Blackthorn.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Local.
Distributed in the southern part of England in woodland and scrubland habitats.
Flies at night.

A fairly distinctive moth with brown/grey forewing and black wing tufts.

[MBGBI vol4.1 p122]

Recorded in 33 (45%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
29/06/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
17/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
15/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
06/06/2024227TG42Eccles
03/06/2024127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
03/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
02/06/2024227TG04Cley next the Sea
01/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
24/05/2024127TG42Eccles
07/07/2023127TG42Hickling / Stubb Mill
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