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Catoptria margaritella
Pearl-banded Grass-moth

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1314 / 63.100
=Pearl-band Grass-veneer

Norfolk status
Rare migrant in Norfolk.
Distinctive unbroken white longitudinal streak.
Boggy and heathland habitats.

First confirmed Norfolk record in 2001 at Eccles. (see notes below*) (N. Bowman, 05/07/01) and again in 2015.
Third Norfolk and New for VC28 in 2019 at North Elmham (D. Appleton, 13/07/19)

*No Victorian records, an old reference in Beirne - British Pyralid & Plume Moths, 1952 - "In England north of Norfolk and Staffordshire and in Devon and North Wales". It is unclear if this refers to Norfolk or not?
This text was later referenced by Goater - British Pyralid Moths, 1986.
National Pyralidae Scheme co-ordinator - Tony Davis in 2009 - "I have no records of margaritella in Norfolk, nor are there any records on the MBGBI vice county maps".
Please also note the reference in Manley - British Moths, 2008 - "Locally Common... in Norfolk" is not correct!

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Recorded in 4 (5%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2001.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
13/07/2022227TG04Cley next the Sea
13/07/2019128TF92North Elmham
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Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Moss.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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