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Alucita hexadactyla
Many-plume Moth

Linnaeus, 175844.001/1288
=Twenty-plume Moth
Norfolk status
The only British member of its family. Can occur any time between late winter and late autumn. Often found hibernating.
Gardens and woodland where foodplant (Honeysuckle) found.

Each wing is separated into 6 plumes, making the old vernacular name Twenty-plume Moth rather inaccurate!

Recorded in 54 (78%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/04/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/03/2019627TG51 - Winterton/Caister
27/03/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/03/2019127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
24/03/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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Wingspan: 14-16 mm.
Season: Two Generations. Can occur any time.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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