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Depressaria radiella
Parsnip Moth (Retzius, 1783)
Depressariidae: Depressariinae
672 / 32.036
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  21/09/2019 - Upwell

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 23-28 mm
Flight: Sept - overwinter - May.
Foodplant:   Wild parsnip, Hogweed
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Moths fly at night and can be found feeding at flowers.
Grassland habitats and coastal areas where hogweed found.

Largest of the British Depressaria. A well marked species with numerous longitudinal black streaks on the wing always finishing before the termen.

Recorded in 52 (70%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
15/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
12/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
06/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
05/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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