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Agrotera nemoralis
Beautiful Pearl (Scopoli, 1763)
Crambidae: Spilomelinae
1410 / 63.041
Photo © Brian Jones,  22/05/2020 New for Norfolk

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 20-24 mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Hornbeam and Hazel
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Endangered unmistakable rare Crambid species resident in woodland in Kent and occasionally recorded as a migrant elsewhere in the UK.

New for Norfolk in 2020 at a site north of Beccles. The larval foodplant Hornbeam was abundant on site, so possibly a new colony discovered or rare migrant record. (B. Jones, 22/05/2020)

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/06/2022127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
22/05/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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