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Sitochroa verticalis
Lesser Pearl

(Linnaeus, 1758)63.015/1371
Norfolk status
Localised primarily to the Brecks.

Easily disturbed by day from amongst clover and other rough pasture. Comes to light at night, and is known to migrate.

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
28/08/2018228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
19/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
15/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: c. 32 mm.
Season: June and July.
Foodplant:   Various plants inc. Creeping thistle, Broom and Goosefoot.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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